Vassiliki Spachou is a dance artist and educator whose work extends from choreography, to educational/access programs, multisensory experiences and community engaging projects. Fascinated with nature observation, somatic inquires, visual art, cultural and everyday rituals she wishes to develop practices that foster collective healing and inspire new ways of observation, creation and learning. Her later work includes video pieces, photos, digital sketches and site specific movement interventions.
Recently she was awarded a Fulbright scholarship to conduct research in choreography, somatic and museum practices in New York. During her grant period she collaborated with the Museum of Arts and Design leading a movement workshop based on the exhibition “45 Stories in Jewelry”.
Since 2015 she has been collaborating with the Benaki Museum in Athens for educational programs that use movement as a tool for art interpretation and has contributed to a series of access programs for visitors with visual impairments. She has conceived “Dance in the Museum”, a program that allows participants to express themselves physically and interact with key pieces from the Benaki collections.
As a performer she has participated in art projects and dance performances for Chantier d’Europe, the Danse Élargie Competition, Théâtre de la Ville-Paris, the ΝΕΟΝ organisation, the Onassis Cultural Centre, the ARC for Dance Festival, the Benaki Museum, the European Dancehouse Network and other institutions.
Vassiliki studied Dance at the Greek State School of Dance and the Rallou Manou Professional Dance School. She also holds a BA in Conservation of Antiquities and Works of Art.
The work of the Siena Art Institute's Greek resident artists' is co-sponsored by the Stavros Niarchos Foundation.