Polina Kremasta was born in Thessaloniki, grew up in Volos, studied in Ioannina and lives in Athens. Her work focuses on two interrelated axes: bringing dance into the community and introducing the community element-feeling into contemporary dance. Key tools in her work are the research process, the use of repetition, the redefinition of words, movements, actions and data and the relationship of the body to the earth. She studies in depth kinesiology, anatomy, mechanics and physiology of the body, while her readings travel through poetry, philosophy, anthropology, music, as well as political and sociological analysis.
She graduated with honors from the Professional Dance School “Rallou Manou” (Ministry of Culture) and the Medicine Department, University of Ioannina city, Greece. Dancer and choreographer in Creo Dance Company, participating in Greek and International Festivals, Residencies, Symposiums, Platforms and Workshops. Since 2014 she is conducting the kinetic-dance-anthropology research “Apogeos” and she is also the creator and founder of a multilayered educational program for dancers and public school pupils, called “Skytali”.
She has collaborated with many artists and scholars form various fields. Her choreographies have been awarded in Greece and abroad and she is teaching contemporary dance and theory, improvisation, choreography and applied anatomy-kinesiology in two Professional Dance schools of Greece.