Penny Diamantopoulou

Penny Diamantopoulou was born and raised in Athens, Greece where she started her dance training in Classical ballet and Modern dance. She graduated from “Anna Petrova” Professional Dance School.

In 1995, after graduating from the Athens University (Department of French Language and Literature), she moved to NY to study at the Martha Graham School of Contemporary Dance on a Demonstrator's scholarship.

There she completed the Post Certificate Program, as well as the Teaching Training courses with Diane Gray and Joyce Herring.

She is a former member of the Martha Graham Dance Ensemble under the direction of Kazuko Hirabayashi, Joyce Herring and Kenneth Topping (1996-2000) and a Faculty member at the Martha Graham School of Contemporary Dance (1998-2000).

She has been a Faculty member at the Greek National School of Dance since 2002 and at "horohronos" Professional dance school since 2017, where she teaches Graham Technique and Repertory. She is invited to give Residency workshops and Master classes to students and dancers of various ages and backgrounds in Greece and Cyprus.

In collaboration with the Martha Graham Dance Company, she teaches, reconstructs and restages pieces or excerpts of the Graham Repertoire in New York (City Center), Greece (Herod Atticus Ancient Theatre, Megaron the Athens Concert Hall, Athens and Epidaurus Festival, Deree College etc.), France (Conservatoire de Paris) and Turkey (Izmir International Festival).

In August 2020 she started her collaboration with Movement Migration Nonprofit Organization, teaching virtual Advanced Graham Technique classes for dancers from Europe, Asia, and the USA.

She is the founder, choreographer and artistic director of ARTHROSIS Dance Company (based in Athens) with which she presents her work since 2003.