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Ioanna Kampylafka graduated from the Laban Centre (Bachelor of Arts in Dance Theatre) and from the Middlesex University (Diploma in Interior Design). During the academic year 2003-2004 she got a scholarship from The Fulbright Foundation and studied in various dance schools in New York (Movement Research, Trisha Brown, Dance Space, Susan Klein and Barbara Mahler). She has also attended seminars of improvisation, dance techniques and dance theatre in Greece as well as abroad by: Jeremy Nelson, Paul Douglas, Akram Khan, Vicky Shick, David Zamprano, Yvonne Maier, Juliette Mapp, Barbara Mahler etc.
She is a key member of the dance company ‘Kinitiras Dance Spectacle’ since 1998 when at the same time she cooperated as a dancer with the following groups: Seimio Theatre, Egos Dance Company, Pocket theatre etc. As a choreographer she worked with The Arts Theatre, Seimio Theatre, Kalouta Theatre etc
She has taught movement, improvisation and dance at various drama schools and actors. She is also a certified yoga teacher from the International Samvit Sagar Yoga School.
She was selected and granted by UNESCO’s program “Aschberg Bursaries for Artists” as ‘artist in residence’ for the “Dance Centre School of Performing Arts” in Bangkok, Thailand. During the 6 months of her residency in Bangkok, she taught movement composition, improvisation, dance technique and Yoga. During the ‘International Dance Day Festival 2007’ in Bangkok she also presented excerpts from the dance theatre piece of the Kinitiras’ production “Clytemnestra Invisible”, in collaboration with the “The Company of Performing Artists” Thailand and with the opera singer Sophie Tanapura.
She has taught workshops in movement composition, dance technique, improvisation and yoga in Greece, Singapore, Malaysia and Thailand.