Zoi Tatopoulos, also known as “ztato,” is a creative director and choreographer. Best known for her extra-terrestrial approach to creative direction and movement choreography. Her visceral vision has stunned viewers since her debut on social media in 2014. This experimental content has exposed a new genre of dance, trademarked with an alien emoji. FKA Twigs, a long-time follower, says “I have been aching to work with ‘ztato’ for years, so it was a dream come true to finally be creating together.”
As a contributing choreographer, Zoi’s work can currently be seen in Baz Halpin’s new spectacular show AWAKENING at the Wynn in Las Vegas. Her recent work also includes choreographing FKA Twigs music video “Tears in the Club” ft The Weeknd, which has received a “Best Choreography Nomination” for the 2022 VMAS. Singer, Banks, has brought on Zoi to choreograph and creatively direct the tour for her newest album “Serpentina,” which included a “Jimmy Kimmel Live” performance for her track “Holding Back.” She has also choreographed an “H&M” campaign directed by Igor Zimmerman. As well as two music videos for singer/artist Poppy.
In 2021, Zoi directed and choreographed, “We Will Find It,” an internationally acclaimed short dance film, featuring the industry’s top male dancers. This viral release has sparked the attention of many.
Additional precious collaborations include music videos for Travis Scott, Yuna, Muneshine and Carnage. Living her early 20’s in Athens, Greece, she was hired by European acclaimed director Giannis Kakleas to choreograph the cult musical “Daimones,” starring singer, Anna Vissi. In 2017, Zoi choreographed the contemporary division of “So You Think You Can Dance,” in Greece. Her otherworldly pieces received standing ovations.
Having been brought up by motion picture director and production designer, Patrick Tatopoulos, most can safely assume the creature-esque and cinematic influences were brought down genetically. She plans to continue directing and choreographing video concepts, music videos, shows, etc.