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aRttitude was founded in 2009 by the choreographer Evi Panayiotou and the writer Maria A. Ioannou, aiming at promoting dance and literature in both Cyprus and abroad.


Evi Panayiotou was born in Limassol Cyprus.  She studied dance with scholarship at the dance school Rallou Manou in Athens and continued her studies with contemporary dance at Martha Graham School of Contemporary Dance and Broadway Dance Center in New York.  As a dancer and choreographer she had been collaborated with Diastasis dance team.  She is the choreographer and co-founder of the artistic group aRttitude.


Maria A. Ioannou is a writer based in Cyprus. She studied Literature (MA, BA) and Creative Writing (PhD, Vice-Chancellor’s Excellence in Research Award 2019) in the UK. She published two short fiction collections and a children’s book in Greece (Emerging Writer State Prize 2012). Her short fiction ‘Pillars’ was a Best Small Fictions 2020 nominee.

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