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Elias Lazaridis was born in Kavala, Greece in 1981 and began his training at the age of eight in classical ballet. Later on he became an athlete and participated in international competitions (including winning 400m hurdle events) while he was studying architecture. But his zeal for dance was undiminished and he completed his dance formation at the State School of dance in Athens while he was working part-time for the Greek National Opera and adLibdances / Kat Válastur. Later on he moved to Brussels for further studies at P.A.R.T.S. (Anne Teresa de Keersmaeker) where he came in touch with various contemporary techniques.
Since 2007 Elias Lazaridis is based in London as a freelance dancer/dance teacher. He danced for Hofesh Shechter (Uprising/In your rooms) and Akram Khan (Vertical Road, Confluence, London 2012 Olympic Ceremony). While on tour, he provided workshops on the repertoire of both companies. Lazaridis started working with Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui in 2009. He performed in Das Rheingold, >em>Babel(words) and Puz/zle. He also participated on the opening act for the movie Anna Karenina, directed by Joe Wright for which Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui helmed the choreography.