Artful movement has been my passion from a very young age, starting out with ballet at the age of 4 in my mother's ballet school in Athens.

I continued my dance training in London receiving a BA​ Honours in Dance and a teaching degree from the Royal Academy of Dance. Always keen to explore movement further, I trained in Pilates with Stott and Alan Herdman and later in Gyrokinesis®. My interests in anatomy, imagery and injury prevention and rehabilitation later led me to study Dance Science receiving an MSc from Laban. 

I continue to train, frequently attending workshops and trainings in Pilates, yoga and ballet with leading teachers in the respective fields. 

 

I am currently based in London where I run Elina Patrou Academy of Dance and teach private Pilates classes around in North and West London.