About Maria Gorgia
She graduated from the State Dance School in 1992, with a First Honours Degree. Postgraduate studies in Choreology, Aesthetics, Contemporary Dance and specialized in Choreography (scholarship from the “K. Pratsika Foundation for Dance Studies”-State School of Dance). Choreographer founder and dancer of Amalgama dance company, she has produced 24 dance pieces within 22 productions since 1996. Amalgama was commissioned to produce “Pentathlon Feats” for the Olympics Ceremonies organized by Athens 2004. In 2012 it was commissioned to produce “Hidden in the olive groves” by the Athens and Epidaurus Festival. Participated in dance festivals in Greece, New York and Croatia, Bologna, Milano and Cyprus with Amalgama.
As a dancer she has collaborated with “Dancers” dance company in Greece and with “X-tanztheatr” group in Hong Kong.
She has been teaching in the American College of Greece, Contemporary Dance, Improvisation and Choreography from 1998-2009. She has taught in the University of Peloponnesus (Department of Theatre Studies), Choreography, Choreology and Modern Dance Technique from 2005-2009. She has been an Examiner of the Private Professional Dance Schools of Greece from 1999-2006 (appointed by the Ministry of Culture). Member of the Council of National School of Dance from February-September 2019.
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