A scholar of ancient aesthetics, Peponi's passion for dance fuels her current research, which investigates how dance performances impacted ancient Greek audiences.
"There is something absolutely enthralling about well-structured and harmonious bodily movement," Peponi said. "My own fascination as a spectator of dance prompted questions such as: Is there any way to explore what a viewer actually thinks while contemplating a dance performance? What exactly is dance as a visual experience? How do different cultures tackle these questions?"