Lydia Touliatou



Lydia Touliatou is a Greek dance artist currently researching the contemporaneity of classical Indian dance forms and the nature of their presence on Western stages. After completing her formal training at Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance in London, Lydia took part in cross disciplinary projects as a choreographer, presenting in the UK, Ireland, Sweden and Denmark. Her movement vocabulary emerges from the symbiotic investigation between Bharatanatyam and her Western dance training, which frames her choreographic work on current societal topics. Lydia is currently part of the research team of Dr. Samir Bhowmik for the “Terra-Performing” research project. 

Language skills

  • Greek (mother tongue)
  • English (excellent)
  • French (good)
  • Finnish (basic)


Artistic section

Fera Matter 2023
Production: University of the Arts Helsinki, Theatre Academy

Written section

Intercultural Performance: Bharatanatyam in the practice of a Western choreographer

Other education 

Post-graduate diploma in Dance performance, Copenhagen Contemporary Dance School, 2019
BA(Hons) Contemporary Dance, Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance, 2014-2017

Selected CV 

Insight (music video) 2023
Musician: Axel Thesleff
Assignment: choreographer and performer

Terra-Performing research project 2023
By: Dr. Samir Bhowmik (PI)
Production: University of the Arts Helsinki, Academy of Fine Arts
Assignment: research assistant

Not Today’s Yeaterday (UK Tour) 2017
By: Seeta Patel and Lima Limosani
Assignment: stage assistant

Diagonal by Yvonne Rainer 2016
Transmitted by: Sara Wookey
Production: Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance
Assignment: performer