Vivian Triantafyllopoulou is a freelance performer, teacher and choreographer based in London. She comes from Greece and she graduated from Trinity Laban with a 1st class degree in contemporary dance.
She continued as a chosen member of the Akram Khan Experiment and then she joined Jasmin Vardimon 2 professional development course, where she performed a national tour with pieces from AΦΕ, Vinicius Salles and Jasmin Vardimon.
Since then she has performed with Bittersuite Company , Vinicius Salles , Fernanda Prata, Ben Judd and Dionysios Tsaftaridis, Emily Robinson Dance, Follow Through collective, Natalie Sloth Richter, Museum of London and others. She was also involved in The Lowry and Rambert choreographic project as a dancer for Melanie Lomoff. Vivian was also a dancer and choreographer’s assistant for Hagit Yakira’s community project ‘On Falling and Recovery’ and rehearsal director for Hagit’s project Dance for Platinum at Royal Albert Hall.
She has curated a festival, choreographed, performed and taught workshops for Museum of London. She has worked as a movement director for dance films.
She is currently a Dance Captain for Alleyne Dance and the Albany for ‘We are Lewisham’ festival.
She teaches dance, dance theater and improvisation to professionals, adults and young people. She has taught for Rambert, The Place,National Dance Company Wales, Trinity Laban, City Lit, Greenwich Dance, Tripspace, Chisenhale and others. She is currrently the interim Artistic Director of Trinity Laban Youth Company. Vivian is the founder of a series of workshops ; ‘Energy and flow’, a professional contemporary dance workshop and ‘Movement waves’ a community workshop which happens in and by the sea.
She has been a Towards Vivencia trainer (presence training by Jorge Crecis) since 2021.
She created her own dance company in 2019 and her work has been supported by Tripspace, Chisenhale Dance, Arts Council England, Dance cultural center and others.
She has created one long work ‘Ego Mas’ , a short duet ‘Greener Grass’ , the short dance film ‘I am’ and many commissioned works for professionals and youth companies. Her work is focusing on human relationships, emotions, honesty, psychology and aims to connect people with their selves and each other.
‘Physicality, Emotions and connections are in the heart of my work as a choreographer, teacher and performer. Bringing people together, discovering expression through physical language and text to share experiences and practicing tools that respect the dancer and the body are my main aims. Through my work I like discovering the joy and fulfillment through dance, realising its power to change us and connect us.’