Dance Scholar - Educator - Writer - Performer
Natalie Zervou is a Lecturer at the University of Wisconsin Madison Dance Department. She holds a PhD in Critical Dance Studies from the University of California, Riverside, an MA in Dance Studies & Cultures from the University of Surrey, a BA in Political Science and International Studies from the University of Athens, and a Diploma (BFA equivalent) in Dance and Dance Pedagogy from the Higher Professional Dance School Morianova Trasta. Her research interests concern contemporary dance in Greece, during the recent socio-political and economic crisis, while her focus is on the ways that dancing bodies negotiate national identity construction in this fluctuating landscape. As a performer, Zervou has trained in classical ballet and modern dance technique, as well as Greek folk dances and European character dance. She has choreographed and performed works in Greece, Britain, Amsterdam, and the USA and maintains an active artistic agenda, constantly experimenting with new media and art forms.