Valiana was born in 1995 in Sparta. She took her first steps into the dance world next to Christina Beskou, her ballet and Floor Barre /Barre-à-Terre teacher. She started studying professional dance in 2014, while at the same time was a student at the Faculty of Theatre Studies at the National & Kapodistrian University of Athens. In 2017 she graduated from the school of higher vocational education Aktina.
In 2014 she participated at the Jam of Art festival- contact improvisation. In 2015 she attended a workshop on Trisha Brown dancing techniques/teaching & repertory with Judith Sanchez Ruiz. Finally, in 2016 she participated in the Dance workcamp in Berlin under the event of “Luna Park”, along with the “Tanz im August” International Dance Festival. In 2018, Valiana was invited by Ohad Naharin (Batcheva Dance Company) to participate in the intensive seminar on “Gaga” technique for professional dancers in Tel Aviv.
Some of her latest collaborations, amongst others, are with “Seresta Dance Company”, “Music in Motion Festival”, “Atopos CVC”, etc.
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Valiana is an active dancer and dance teacher.