Lydia Perakis (Dancer | Understudy) is a Greek, New York based artist who engages with performance, choreography, education, and arts administration. She creates multi-disciplinary works that utilize movement, spoken text, visual art and multimedia. Her training includes a BFA in Dance from NYU-Tisch School of the Arts and a Minor in Child and Adolescent Mental Health Studies (2019). She has worked with choreographers such as Jeremy Nelson, Christina Robson, Luis Lara Malvacías, Arnie Zane (re-staged) and the Yonis. Some of her own choreographic works have been presented in venues such as the Danspace Project, Green Space, Jennifer Muller/The Works Studio, SMUSH gallery, Gelsey Kirkland Arts Center (19th DUMBO Dance Festival), Brooklyn Bridge Park (Current Showcase), Bridge for Dance (virtual), the Queens Outdoor Dance Festival, and Threes @ Franklin + Kent (The Craft NY). Additionally, she has been awarded the MUSE Residency through Danspace's Community Access program. Besides her choreographic pursuits, she is a staff member at New York Live Arts, the Center for Performance Research, and the Soho Playhouse. Lastly, she is a dance educator via the educational platform of Outschool and has been teaching movement classes professionally during the past 4 years.