Elpida Skourou


Elpida was born and raised in Athens where she started ballet and contemporary dance at 4 years old. As a teenager, she simultaneously explored various genres of dance, including hip hop, latin, and tad. Driven by her passion for dance, Elpida pursued her formal education in the field and secured scholarship to study at the Greek National School of Dance, where she eventually graduated in 2018. During her academic pursuit, Elpida was invited by Antony Lachky to perform with the Hellenic Dance Company Special Gala in Megaro Mousikis. She also decided to go deeper into her passion for movement by studying pilates and becoming a certified teacher of Mat and Props. She now imparts her knowledge and skills to others through online classes.

After completing her studies, Elpida began her professional journey as a dancer and performed at the Athens and Epidaurus Festival, to perform Exercise 27 by Christos Papadopoulos. In 2019, she decided to seek out opportunities abroad where she became a part of Akram Khan Company. Her first project with the Company was Father: Vision of The Floating World, which was presented in Bangladesh in 2020 as part of the 100th year anniversary of the Father of the Nation, Sheik Mujib in March 2020 in Dhaka, Bangladesh. She also featured as part of Akram Khan’s episode in the Netflix Series MOVE. While in Athens, Elpida served as an Assistant Choreographer and dancer for a RootlessRoot production in collaboration with the Greek National Opera for the Finality project, performed in 2021. This project was a part of the grand celebrations of the 200th anniversary of the Greek Revolution and Independence. From 2020 – 2022, Elpida was selected by Akram Khan Company to perform in Outwitting the Devil, which was performed and toured around the world. She had the opportunity to travel to numerous countries, including Abu Dhabi, Tel-Aviv, Romania, and almost all of Europe. She has performed in various historical theatres such as the Herodes Atticus Theater in Athens. Currently, Elpida is a part of Jungle Book Reimagined.

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