Dancer and performance artist from Athens, Greece.
She completed her higher education at the Kapodistrian Athens University (Department Sports&Science), the Greek State School of Dance and the Rallou Manou Professional School of Dance in Athens. In 2004, Koula Pratsika Foundation, an institution which assists talented dancers to explore and develop further their artistic and dancing experience, honored her with its annual scholarship.
Her professional dance career started in Athens, with the Hellenic Dance Company (the formal dance company of the Greek State School of Dance) in repertories of major choreographers like Martha Graham, José Limon, Pascal Rioult, Jasmin Vardimon and others. Later, she moved to Berlin, where since then, she works as a free-lance performer and dancer, developing further her creativity in the performing arts.
She has performed in several theaters and festivals, in pieces of very important directors and choreographers in Europe, in S.America and S.Korea. Some of them count the Granhøj Dans, Oper Frankfurt, Semperoper Dresden, Salzburg Osterfestspiele, Deutsche Oper Berlin, Aalto Musiktheater Essen, Staatsoper Berlin, Staatstheater Kassel, Sasha Waltz & Guests, Renato Zanella, The Hellenic Dance Company, Athens & Epidavrus Festival, Satu Tuomisto, Athens Olypmics Opening Ceremony in artistic direction of Dimitris Papaioannou, and many others. Besides all the above, there were collaborations with film directors as well which showed her a very intersting and promising artistic pathway to unfold, as an actress, her passion and love for performing.
As a dance piece maker, she has created several choreographies that were performed already in Berlin, Athens, Syros, Zürich, Brandenburg, Chania and Gran Canaria.
Teaching wised, she is in close collaboration with the Stage School Zürich where she gives trainings that lead to public presentations in the frame of formed choreographies. Other studios she has given trainings are the Valve cultural center in Oulu-Finland, the Danceworks Berlin, the Greek State School of Dance and the Motionstudio Berlin.