Efrosini Protopapa is a London-based choreographer and academic, whose work focuses on experimental and conceptual practices across dance, theatre, dramaturgy and performance. She joined The Place London Contemporary Dance School in 2022 as Director of Postgraduate Courses and Research, having previously worked as a Reader in Dance at the University of Roehampton, where she convened MA-level programmes and led on practice-as-research projects. She has also taught at the University of Surrey, Royal Central School of Speech and Drama, and Trinity Laban, and often leads workshops and curates research exchange events internationally.
Following undergraduate studies at the State School of Dance, Greece, and the Department of Theatre Studies at the University of Athens, she undertook an MA in Dance Studies at Laban London, funded by the State Scholarships Foundation, Greece, and the Onassis Foundation. She later completed a practice-based PhD at the University of Roehampton in London under the title: Possibilising dance: A space for thinking in choreography (2009).
A winner of the Bonnie Bird New Choreography Award and participating artist in the Sadler’s Wells Summer University, Efrosini has presented choreographic work across the UK, Finland, The Netherlands, Germany and Greece. She was commissioned by Siobhan Davies Dance to create a triptych of works under the title Disputatio I, II, III, which was presented at the Barbican Curve and other gallery spaces in the UK with funding from the Stavros Niarchos Foundation.
Efrosini publishes in journals, arts publications and catalogues for performance festivals, and is a co-author of the book The Practice of Dramaturgy: Working on Actions in Performance (Valiz, 2017). She is a Senior Honorary Research Fellow at the University of Roehampton, where she continues to supervise practice-based PhD projects externally.