Athanassia Fourtouni

Currently on maternity leave

Athanassia is a dramaturge, educator, and researcher.

Nassia graduated from Despoina Grigoriadou Professional Dance School in Athens (Greece) with a teaching diploma (ballet, contemporary dance and eurythmics) issued from the Greek Ministry of Culture.

Also, she holds a BA in English Literature and Linguistics from National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, an MA in Contemporary Theatre, Dance & Dramaturgy from Utrecht University and an MA in Cultural Studies from the Catholic University of Leuven.

From January 2018 to May 2019 she was an artistic researcher in a.pass (advanced performance and scenography studies) in Brussels, developing a project on her dramaturgical practice. In that frame, she presented her work at Kanal-Pompidou, in the frame of Performatik Festival.

Nassia has worked as a dramaturge, artistic advisor, assistant director/choreographer and performer in performances in Athens and Brussels. She has collaborated as a writer with the Athens Festival, Kalamata Dance Festival and Workspace Brussels. She was a participant in the third cycle of the program Critical Practice made in YU, and she received the Impulstanz Danceweb scholarship for 2016.

She is currently working as a dramaturge with Marialena Marouda in the project Oceanographies (2020).

Since March 2019, she is following a four-year training in Feldenkrais somatic movement method.


Languages : GK – EN – FR

Dance : “For a child, dancing is as important as speaking or being fed. It is of primal importance for the kid which is born with the inherited capacity to dance, to not un-learn this language under the influence of an oppressive education that smashes it.” – Maurice Béjart

My role as a teacher is to enable a harmonious development of these coordination skills along with the social aspect of dance, namely, being in a group, communicate and collaborate well with each other.”

Greek Theatre : “Theatre games are invaluable exercises for children’s mind and imagination. All this kind of work is a way for children to become courageous and self-confident, to express their problems and, very often, to get over them.” – Xenia Kalogeropoulou

Theatre games can be an ideal vehicle to liberate imagination, unleash creativity and practice readiness in performing in public. My role as a teacher is to help my students discovering their creative self, guiding them through the educational material and eventually cultivate their skills.