performer | contemporary dance teacher | choreographer | video maker | performance art maker

Ioannis Karounis is a teacher of dance performer and choreographer since 2002. He is also a Filmmaker, with a keen interest in video and documentaries, and co-founder and co-artistic director of the International Dance Film Festival "Athens Video Dance Project -" since 2010. He studied performance at Fontys University in Tilburg (MA Master - "Performing public space") and dance at Jacob's Pillow Dance School (Massachusetts), the National School of Dance (Greece) and the Kontaxaki Professional Dance School (Greece). He also studied performance art at the University of Athens. He has collaborated with national and international artists, institutions and festivals worldwide, including Marina Abramovic and MAI, NEON Organization, Benaki Museum, National Museum of Contemporary Art (Greece), National Theater of Norway, Niarchos Foundation, Documenta 14 (Athens/Kassel), stART - Robert Bosch Stiftung, David Dorfman Company, XVII Festival International de Danza Contemporanea (Mexico), 14th Art Laguna Prize (Venice), Kalamata International Dance Festival (Greece), Athens & Epidaurus Festival, National Theater of Greece, International Dance Festival of South Korea, Hostscena Festival (Alesund-Norway), Hellenic Dance Company, Biennale Athens AB5to6, Echo Echo Dance Festival (Ireland), Off Europa Festival (Germany), Arc for Dance International Festival, Greek Contemporary Dance Platform, Dance Days Chania (Greece), Black Box International Theatre and Dance Festival (Bulgaria). He is a founding member of the SaLtaTor Physical Dance Group, Belleville (culture organisation). He is a founding member of Union for dancers in Greece (sexwxo). His work has been funded by foundations, the Greek Ministry of Culture and private sponsorship

Ioannis has been teaching contemporary dance and performance art since 2002 multiple venues such as:

The University of Athens (GR), Athens School of Fine Arts (GR), European Programs, National Dance School (GR), CREA (cultureel Studentencentrum - NL), Echo Echo Festival of Dance and Movement (IR), Dance Cultural Center (GR), Dance studio Cumana (GR), Dance Days Chania (GR) and in many other places in Greece and abroad.

Video link: Ioannis Karounis - Dance Workshop 

Video link: Ioannis Karounis - Performance Workshop

2021-22: Master - Performing Public Space

Fontys University - Tilburg (The Netherlands)

2020: DocumentaryTheory and Practice

National and Kapodistrian University of Athens

2018 Mixture Marketing and brand.

National and kapodistrian university of Athens.

2017: Performance - Theoretical approaches and practical applications

National and kapodistrian university of Athens.

2014: Training Chinece Massage, TUINA

Oriental Medicine & Shiatsu training Centre.

2002: Jacob's Pillow Dance School

(Massachusetts - US), Scholarship

1998: National School of Dance

(Athens - Greece)

1994 -1997: BSC Degree in Classical and Contemporary Dance

(Athens - Greece)

1991-1993: Computers and perforated machines

(Athens - Greece)

1989: High School of Molaoi Lakonias

Graduation Certificate