Georgia Petrali is a dancer, choreographer, and teacher of classical ballet, contemporary dance, movement and improvisation. She was born in Crete, Greece in 1978. She studied classical and modern dance in England and continued her postgraduate dance studies in contemporary dance and choreography at the Rotterdamse Dansacademie in Holland with a grant from the Alexander S. Onassis Public Benefit Foundation. Having received a bursary, Georgia was Greece’s first participation in the international dance festival, Dance Web in Vienna. As a dancer she danced with John Carney’s Manc Dance Company, the Terpsicorrick Dance Company and the Dorris Vuilleumier Compagnie. In Greece, she danced with the contemporary dance group of Charis Mandafounis, with Artemis Ignatiou, Natassa Zouka Carol Brown, Luca Silvestrini. In 2004, she worked with Dimitris Papaioannou and Angeliki Stellatou as an assistant choreographer for the Opening and Closing Ceremonies of the Olympic Games, Athens 2004. In 2006 she founded the dance group “Fysalida” based in Heraklion, Crete.