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Christina Klissiouni is a movement/dance teacher, performer and choreographer based in Athens, Greece. She is also a body psychotherapist, movement psychotherapist and Shiatsu practitioner. Her work is a 30year-long exploration of movement study applying her experience from various modalities in Somatics into CI. During her studies in NYC (1986-90) as a contemporary dancer, she started her practice in CI in 1987 studying with the first generation of teachers. Since 1991 she has introduced CI / Somatics training professional dancers, actors, non professional movers in Athens. She supports Somatic approach to contemporary dance in the dance community teaching regular classes, organizing workshops and performances in Athens and other places in Greece. In 2009 she opens her own studio, Present Body, center of movement & performance research where she emphasizes embodiment, mindfulness, being present on all levels using experiential anatomy,  awareness through movement, improvisation and CI for all levels. Christina has been travelling in various cities of Europe, Asia and the U.S. teaching at numerous CI festivals, venues and ECITE events. Since 1993 she has been co-teaching and organizing 10day intensives with prominent CI teachers from other countries. The Indonesian master Suprapto Suryodarmo has profoundly influenced her work.
Dance and particularly, CI as well as body  psychotherapy support her to consistently study and share with others what means “being in contact with the essence”- to study our humanness through the language of physical and emotional intelligence.