I am Eliane Roumié, a half Greek, half Syrian, artist born and raised in Athens. My professional life is focusing on the art of dance and the Pilates practice. I follow a combined path of art and research which cultivates respect towards the body and acts as a catalyst for its functionality and liberation. I believe that my artistic identity is a never - ending process which mainly arises from the need to remain free and true to myself.
Eliane Roumié is a half Greek, half Syrian, artist born and raised in Athens. She started her education in Business Administration graduating from Royal Holloway University of London (BSc) and Bath University (MSc). She then studied contemporary dance in Tanzfabrik Berlin, Dans Centrum Jette Brussels, Professional Dance School Aktina in Athens and Royal Holloway University of London for her Postgraduate Certificate in Physical Theatre for Dancers and Actors in collaboration with Jasmin Vardimon Company.
She is intensively practicing Pilates, holding a Comprehensive Teacher Training Certification by the American Academy of Body Arts and Science International (BASI). For the completion of her studies, she submitted her original research dissertation titled Pilates for Improving Contemporary Dancers’ Technique.
She has participated in workshops all over Europe with artists such as Marina Abramović, David Zambrano, Anton Lachky, Sita Ostheimer, Jos Baker, Julyen Hamilton, Paolo Cingolani, Frey Faust, Meytal Blanaru, Matilde Monnier, Yelp Danceco., Bijoux de Kant, Androniki Marathaki, Sophia Mavragani, Eleni Skoti, and Dimitra Nikolopoulou during her one-year Performance - II Educational Program of The National Theatre of Greece.
As a dancer and performer, she has been involved with artistic productions in Belgium, Germany, Cyprus, and Greece. Specifically, she has collaborated with Dominique Duszynski, Lydia de Beer, Sita Ostheimer, Sevim Akpinar, Yelp Danceco., Patricia Apergi, Pavlos Kourtidis, Nostalghia Theater Co. and more.
In 2016 she has been involved with the AS ONE project of the Marina Abramovic Institute (MAI) and the Greek organization NEON at the Benaki Museum in Athens, working as a performer of Marina’s Abramović piece (1975) Art must be beautiful; artist must be beautiful and as a facilitator for The Abramovic Method. At the same time, she has been chosen to present her work at the Artist Talk led by Marina Abramović. In 2017 she worked as an invigilator for the DOCUMENTA14 contemporary exhibition in Athens. Additionally, she worked with director Gerasimos Rigas for the 0.7 to infinity project which was presented at Skoufa Gallery in Athens as well as director Pierre – Antoine Susini for the French documentary Athènes L’art et La Manière presented at France 3 Channel.
Her own choreographic work has been presented at the Young Choreographers Festival - Haut Scene Copenhagen, Athens Video Dance Project, Athens Photo Festival:16 and Our Festival 5 & 6. Her work titled ιντεκάλ انتقال was presented at Dance Days Chania:11, SoloDuo Internationales Tanz Festival Köln, Solo Contemporary Dance Festival Ankara, On_Bodies Dance and Performance Arts Festival Cyprus, Arc for Dance Festival Athens, Solocoreografico – International Solo Dance Festival Torino and Solocoreografico – International Solo Dance Festival Frankfurt where she was awarded with the Special Mention Jury Award. In the fall of 2022, Eliane received a scholarship by Goethe Institut and was invited by Tanzplattform Rhein - Main in Frankfurt to participate as an international resident and present her work at the Künstlerhaus Mousonturm.
Eliane has been awarded the Stavros Niarchos Foundation Artist Fellowship by ARTWORKS (2022). In June 2023 she presented her new project titled 25km which premiered at the 2023 ELEVSIS European Capital of Culture in collaboration with the Academy of Choreography U(R)TOPIAS and Aerites Dance Company.
For the past few years, Eliane is coordinating the High School Theatrical Group and the Middle School Contemporary Dance Group of The Moraitis School of Athens. She continues to dance, create, and teach the techniques of contemporary dance, physical theater and Pilates to students of all ages.