Melbourne-born Petros Treklis moved to London in 2007 where he studed at the Laban Conservatoire for Contemporary Dance. After performing in the UK and Euorpe, he returned to Australia in 2014, joining Sydney Dance Company that year for Louder than Words. He has since danced with SDC in Frame of Mind, Triptych, Anima, Orb, Wildebeestand as part of New Breed .His work for New Breed 2017, presented by SDC and Carriageworks, is called The Art of Letting Go.

Petros Treklis. Photograph © Pedro Greig

When did you first become interested in dance?

I’d always loved dance from a young age. The seven-year old me was infamous for being the family dancer at weddings and living it up on the dance floor, but I didn’t start to delve into professional dancing and training until I was 17.

When did you start thinking you would like to choreograph?

From around the time when I first started my professional training at Laban and we had choreographic lessons, I knew it was something I was very interested in pursuing.

Have you choreographed much before?

I have done some choreography in the past, but nothing as serious as getting to make...