Zoe Katsilerou

Zoe is a performer and maker with background in dance-theatre, devised & socially engaged theatre, polyphonic singing and improvisation. Originally from Greece, she lives in West Yorkshire and works across the North of England and Scotland as a freelance practitioner and part-time lecturer in Performing Arts at Leeds Beckett University.

Zoe's choreographic work is rooted in improvisation and draws on her wide range of disciplines. Incorporating dance, theatre and music, her practice and research are interested in relationships between choreography and storytelling, and the poetic qualities these can evoke. Zoe uses her performances as a way of reflecting on her observations of the socio-political and ecological of her everyday life, and hopes that it will evoke pertinent discussions between her and her audiences.

Zoe is associate artist of SBC Theatre and Leeds Playhouse. She is a co-founder of interdisciplinary improvisation collective ICEBERG, and a founder of the Movement and Voice Network. As founding and active member of ICEBERG, Zoe has received Creative Scotland funding to organise and run Weekends of Improvisation in Glasgow (WIG), a space for research on relationships between music and dance improvisation.

Zoe has worked with companies and practitioners such as Rob Heaslip Dance, Niamh O'Loughlin, Rachel Dean, Vonnegut Collective, Third Angel. Zoe is currently in the process of researching collective ways of being that shift/stretch our perception of time.