Petros Treklis

Born in Melbourne, Petros moved to London in 2007, where he was offered a place on the Degree Course at Laban Conservatoire for Contemporary Dance. During his time training at Laban, Petros worked with Rosemary Butcher, Gary Lambert, Dam Van Huynh, Rosemary Brandt, Charles Linehan, and Kerry Nicholls.

In early 2010 Petros toured Kerry Nicholls work, Hearth in Malta, performing for the Maltese Arts Council. Soon after Petros toured another work, Sainte Marie-Joseph De La Rose by upcoming choreographer Tamara Gvozdenovic in Neuchatel, Switzerland. In July 2010 Petros successfully graduated from Laban and joined Tavaziva Dance, as a full time professional dancer, going on to do national and international tours for four of the companies’ major full-length productions. In April 2014, Petros completed his four years with Tavaziva Dance and made the move back from London to Australia.

Petros has also danced for Watkins Dance, joining the company as a guest artist in 2012. In 2013 Petros took part in the ‘ArtsCross 2013’ Project, which allowed him to work with 10 specially selected professional dancers from England, Taiwan and Beijing. In this project well known Taiwanese Choreographer Ho Hsiaomei and Place Prize 2013 Winner Riccardo Buscarini selected Petros and four other dancers to perform new short works for them. Petros then went on to dance for IJAD Dance Company for their 2013 project, In-Finite Space.

Petros joined Sydney Dance Company in 2014 for Louder Than Words featuring works by Rafael Bonachela (Scattered Rhymes) and Andonis Foniadakis (Parenthesis). In 2015 he featured in Rafael Bonachela‘s Frame of Mind, New Breed and Triptych. Frame of Mind won the 2015 Helpmann Award for ‘Best Choreography in a Dance Work’ and ‘Best Dance Work’.

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