Erica Charalambous is a highly motivated artist, educator and a cultural community connector looking to further develop her academic interdisciplinary educational skills, her artistic research and choreographic practice in inter-related fields. Her passion lies in the fusion of art and science, drama and cognitive neuro-aesthetics which plays a key role in her work, as an Artist, educator and a cultural operator in the field of Creative Process, Arts management, Contemporary Dance and Cultural Diplomacy.
Erica Charalambous, british-cypriot world traveller, born in Cyprus. She is a researcher at Coventry University UK & Deakin University Melbourne AUS / PhD research student in Dance Digitisation. Studies in Dance, Pedagogy and Arts Management (MA CoDE, University of Music and Performing Arts, Frankfurt). She has received, participated and won various grants and fellowships in prestigious Art institutions, residency programmes and Cultural organizations such as CND-Paris, BIDE-Barcelona, BOOM Festival- Portugal, Luxembourg ECoC- Luxembourg 2007, Frankfurt Lab, PACT Zollverein Essen, Ruhr 2010 ECoC, Tanzplan Deutschland, Motion Bank-Forsythe company, Mousonturm Frankfurt, IDFrankfurt , E-Motional Bodies & Cities Bucharest-Romania, Dance House Lemessos-Cyprus, ECoC Pafos2017, Bank of Cyprus Cultural foundation and guest-artist, lecturer at Neapolis University Architecture Department, Paphos, Cyprus and many more.
Her academic qualifications: MA CoDE, (Master of Arts in Contemporary Dance Education), University of Music and Performing Arts, Frankfurt am Main, Germany. Diploma in Dance Teaching (BA Hons equivalent) Rallou Manou Professional Dance School, Athens, Greece. Awards European Capital of Culture 2017 Pafos, Artistic Director for two major Dance Projects, as part of the official Artistic Programme (2016-2017) Fellowship: E-Motional Bodies and Cities- Gabriela Tudor Fellowship for Dance Managers, Bucharest, Romania (2013) European Capital of Culture 2017 Pafos, leading role in the Artistic Team that designed and defended bid that was awarded to the town of Paphos, Cyprus, as European Capital of Culture Pafos2017 (2012) Scholarship: Leventis Foundation post-graduate Scholarship support during MA Contemporary Dance Education, Frankfurt (2009-2011) Fellowship: EXPLORATIONEN 07 – A Symposium about learning – Fellowship for learning Activists. Pact-Zollverein, Essen (2007) European Capital of Culture 2007 Luxembourg, choreographer in Dance Palace Summer Projects A’Levels & O’Levels (English GSCE and Dance RAD Award & ISTD)