Βorn in Ierapetra, in the south of Crete, Andonis Foniadakis started dancing as a child and then pursued dance studies in Athens at the National School of Dance and later abroad on scholarship. The very first steps of his career were dancing as a member of the Maurice Bejart group, and soon he began choreographing on commission for the biggest theaters in the world. As a guest choreographer, he has worked with leading dance ensembles and artistic organizations, such as the Lyon Opera Ballet, the Martha Graham Dance Company, the Aterballetto in Milan, the Ballets Jazz de Montréal, and the Ballet du Grand Théâtre de Genève. He also served as director of the Greek National Opera’s ballet. He worked as movement coordinator in Darren Aronofsky’s film Noah, received the Danza e Danza award for best choreographer in 2012 in Italy for Les Noces, and in 2018 he won the award for best choreography from the Greek Association of Music and Theater Critics for Galaxy, which he created on commission for the National Theater of Greece and the Greek National Opera.