Dancer / Performer
Born in Barcelona, Èlia Lopez studied contemporary dance at Institut del Teatre de Barcelona. To further her training, she traveled around Europe to attend workshops of international teachers.
Professionally she has worked with companies, choreographers and artists as Sasha Waltz & Guests , La Veronal, Gelabert-Azzopardi, Àlex Rigola, Romeo Castellucci, Maura Morales, Gustavo Ramirez, Lanònima Imperial, Toula Limnaios, Stopgap Dance Company and Antonio Ruz among others and she has performed with them around the world.
Since 2018 she is co-founder of HOTEL – Col·lectiu Escènic
Elia has participated as well in many other independent projects involving video dance, installations, videoclips or photography as a performer, choreographer and movement assistant.
In addition to her dance carrer, Elia has studied various styles of yoga for many years, including Hatha Yoga, Vinyasa Yoga, Ashtanga Yoga and Iyengar Yoga on a regular basis and under the guidance of different yoga instructors.
She turned to yoga on a path to train her body and mind in a deep way for an elite performance and to recover from injuries that naturally result from the strenuous dance training. She also credits yoga with helping to enhance and prolong her career.
It is in 2014 when she decides to travel to India to take her first yoga teacher training with Sivananda Vedanta Center (200h) and imbue herself with their tradition.
To keep learning Elia continually studies and she undertake teacher trainings in Yoga Anatomy, Rocket Yoga, Forrest Yoga (Advanced TT), Dharma yoga wheel (3 levels), Dharma Yoga (500hrs) and Jared McCann, his great inspirers.
She is graduated in Nutrition and Dietetics, and Sport Nutrition in Barcelona.
Whenever possible, she loves to combine her professional career with teaching dance or yoga.