Zoi Tatopoulos, also known as “ztato,” is a creative director and choreographer. Zoi is 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.”
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.
Zoi’s recent work 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 recently choreographed an “H&M” campaign directed by Igor Zimmerman, Two music videos for singer/artist Poppy and most recently choreographed the Wynn Residency Spectacle, “Awakening”.
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.