Yannis Adoniou , Photo by Alex Cat

Yannis Adoniou

Dancer | Choreographer | Master Teacher | Artistic Director 

Education

1988-1990          
Hamburg Ballet School, Germany
1985-1987           
State School of Dance Athens, Greece

Professional Dance Experience

2015                       
SCALE # 1:100 Sixrono Theatro Athens, Greece ,  Artistic Director, Choreographer
Dock11 Berlin, Germany Contributing Artist
Bhive Athens Greece Curator, Choreographer
2014                        
AthensSyn Contributing Artist, Curator
1998-Present       
KUNST-STOFF Dance Company, Dancer, Choreographer, Artistic Director
2005-12                  
Shelton Mann’s Contraband San Francisco, Dancer/Collaborator
2003                         
Frankfurt Ballet members project, Dancer/Choreographer/Film maker
1999-2005           
Unterwegs Theater Heidelberg, Germany Solo Dancer/Collaborator
1995-2010            
San Francisco Opera, Principal Dancer
1993-1998            
Alonzo King’s LINES Contemporary Ballet, Principal Dancer
1991-1993            
Bonn State Ballet, Dancer
1990-1991            
Osnabruck National Dance Theater, Solo Dancer
1999                 
The Hamburg Ballet (Summer tour, Athens, Greece) 

Teaching Experience

2002-Present     
Dock 11, Berlin, Germany
2015                        
Akropoditi Center Syros, Greece
KUNST-STOFF production  Athens, Greece

2014                       
Vyrsodepseio   Athens, Greece
Akropoditi Center Syros, Greece
Stoffwechsel-Metabolism Festival Berlin, Germany               

2010-2013          
KUNST-STOFF arts / San Francisco, CA

2010-2013          
Alternative Conservatory / San Francisco, CA

2013                       
University of Utah            
City Ballet, San Francisco, CA
Tahoe Youth Ballet

2012                       
ProjectLAUNCH, Foresthill, CA,
Baile de Barrio, Athens, Greece
Kalani Performing Arts Festival, Hawaii                

2002-2011          
San Francisco Dance Center / San Francisco, CA

2002-2011          
Alonzo King`s LINES Ballet / San Francisco, CA              

2002-2011          
Lines Ballet/Dominican BFA Program

2010                       
Cornish College of the Arts, Seattle,

2010                       
Florida State University,

2010                       
ODC Dance San Francisco, CA

2008                       
SF School of the Arts, San Francisco, CA

Residencies

2015                       
Akropoditi Center Syros, Greece
Bhive Athen,s Greece

2014                       
Akropoditi Center Syros, Greece
Sixrono Theatro  Athens, Greece

2013                       
KUNST-STOFF arts SF, CA.

2012                       
Kalani Performing Arts Festival, Hawaii

2002-13                
Dock 11, Berlin, Germany

2009                         
counterPULSE`s Performing Diaspora

2008                       
Choreographic fellow Maggie Allesee National Center for Choreography at Florida State University

2004 –2007       
ODC Theater, San Francisco, CA

2006                         
Yerba Buena Center for the Arts

2003                       
Summer residency ODC Theater

1999-2001          
Jon Sims Center for the Arts

Opera works

2013                       
West Edge Opera, Bonjur Mr. Gauguin | Director, Choreographer & Dancer

2012                       
Seattle Opera, Orfeo ed Euridice | Choreographer
West Bay Opera, Aida | Choreographer
Opera Santa Barbara, Orfeo ed Euridice, | Choreographer

2011                       
West Bay Opera, Samson et Dalila | Choreographer

2009                       
West Bay Opera, Orfeo ed Euridice | Choreographer

Festivals

2014                       
Stoffwechsel-metabolism Festival, Dock11 Berlin, Germany

2013                       
Lake Tahoe Dance Festival, Tahoe,CA

2013                       
Walking Distance Festival, ODC Theater, SF,CA

2012                       
Kalani Performing Arts Festival, Hawaii USA

2011                       
Wave Rising Series, NY

2010-12                
May Day Festival, counterPULSE, SF,CA

2010                       
Walking Distance Festival, Willits, CA

2009                       
counterPULSE`s Performing Diaspora Festival SF,CA

2008                       
DUMBO Dance Festival NYC
Wave Rising Series NYC
Local Heroes, ODC Theater SF,CA

2007                  
Athens 5th Annual International Dance Festival Athens, Greece

2006                   
Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, Bay Area Now 4 SF,CA

2005                   
San Francisco Arts International Festival SF,CA

2003-2005       
Yerba Buena Gardens Festival SF,CA

2005                  
Choreographers Union Festival Athens Greece

2003                   
Choreographers Union Festival Athens Greece

2003                   
Dimitria International Dance Festival Thessalonica, Greece

2002-2003       
West Wave Dance Festival SF,CA

2002                  
Dance Forum Monaco

2001                  
Herbst Dance festival in Heidelberg, Germany

1999                    
Burning Man Festival in Nevada, USA

1999-2001       
San Francisco Lesbian and Gay Dance Festival

1996                  
Summerfest/Dance Festival SF,CA

Awards & Grants

2015                       
NEON grant

2013                       
Zellerbach Foundation
Rainin Foundation
Grants from the Film Arts Foundation

2012                       
The Wallace Alexander Gerbode Foundation
Rainin Foundation
Grants from the Film Arts Foundation

2011                         
1st place at Sacramento Ballet Capital Choreographic Competition
Rainin Foundation
Grants from the Film Arts Foundation

2010-12                  
Zellerbach Foundation

Grants from the Film Arts Foundation

2010                       
San Francisco Arts Commission
Grants from the Film Arts Foundation

2009                       
CHIME Choreographers in Mentorship Exchange

2008                       
Choreographic fellow, Maggie Allesee National Center for Choreography Florida State University

2006            
San Francisco Arts Commission

2005                       
Goldie Award for “Outstanding Local Discovery in Dance”

2004                       
Creation to performance grant/The Irvine, administered by Dance/USA.

2002-2003          
San Francisco Opera/AGMA Career Transition Fund

1998-2009          
Zellebach Family Fund

1998                       
Film Arts Foundation

1998/1999         
Isadora Duncan Dance Awards, “Performance/Dancer” LINES Ballet 

Commissions

2014                       
Sixrono Theatro Athens, Greece
AthensSyn Athens, Greece

2013                       
Lake Tahoe Dance Festival, Tahoe,CA
Walking Distance Festival, ODC Theater, SF,CA

2012                       
Kalani Performing Arts Festival, Hawaii

2011                      
Sacramento Ballet


2010                       
Rebetiko, ODC Theater

2007-2011          
Dominican University | LINES Ballet BFA program

2009                       
Senior Project State University of New York


2006                       
Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, Bay Area Now 4

2004                       
ODC Theater & Yerba Buena Gardens and Events

2002                       
Prosxima Dance Company Greece

1999                       
Burning Man Festival in Nevada


1998                       
Labayan Dance, SF


1999-2001          
San Francisco Lesbian and Gay Dance Festival

1995                       
Summerfest/Dance Fest
1990-1991 Bonn Ballet