Minni Karamfiles

Minni Karamfiles (she/her) is an independent contemporary dance artist based in Perth (Boorloo) WA. Minni’s contemporary dance ventures began as a Steps Youth Dance Company member, performing in their 25th anniversary season ‘Fights and Flights’ in 2014, and then as a Co3 Youth dancer performing in the company’s first performance season and launch in ‘Toros’ by Raewyn Hill in 2015. After graduating from the West Australian Academy of Performing Arts (WAAPA) with a Bachelor of Arts in 2018 she has worked as an independent choreographer, performer, and teacher. She is passionate about interdisciplinary crossover with dance involving photography, textile, and visual art.

In 2020 she produced and presented the dance film ‘1000 Layer Cake’ and performed in ‘Flower and Skin’ by Giorgia Schijf for Fringe World Festival Perth.

Minni is a co-founder of Enneagon movement, a local dance theatre collective that was founded in 2021 with its focus on community engagement, industry classes, collaborating with local artists and presenting current works. She co-choreographed ‘Pursuit’ under the award-winning State of Play program through State Theatre Centre of Western Australia (STCWA) in 2021 and in the following year she then performed in the reworked version under Giorgia Schijf which received an award for Dance and Physical Theatre.

Alongside Schijf, the pair developed and presented ‘Ignorance is (was) Bliss’ at Short Cuts under Strut Dance WA in 2022. In the year following they presented the reworked and full length ‘Ignorance was Bliss’ at the State Theatre Centre of WA under State of Play which won an award in Dance and Physical Theatre.

Continuing her passion for teaching and education, Minni began working with the West Australian Ballet in 2023 as a teaching artist facilitating programs throughout Perth and the lower south-west region.

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