Marialena Marouda works in the fields of performance art and choreography. She studied philosophy and visual arts at Columbia University in New York, USA and continued her studies at the Institute for Applied Theatre Studies at the University of Giessen, Germany. In May 2018 she completed Advanced Performance and Scenography Studies (a.pass), a program for artistic research in Brussels, Belgium.
Marouda‘s work is in situ and research-based. She is currently the initiator of the Oceanographies Institute (2017-present), a research institute focusing on the relation between the human body and the ocean. The institute is based mainly in Belgium, and is in collaboration with institutions from both the performing arts and the (oceanic) sciences.
Marialena is the dramaturg for the Manufactured Series of Fabrice Mazliah, a series of ten duets between a human performer and a hand-crafted object.
As a writer and critic, she has written for the Performing Arts Journals MASKA and Etcetera a.o.