Biography 

Year of Birth: 1989

Place of Birth: Greece

Lives: Glasgow 

I am a core member of NoVan Theatre group based in Thessaloniki (Greece), collaborator with SBC Theatre company, associate artist with Suramedura as well as a solo performer working across Greece, England and Scotland. Over the last six years, I have been teaching and running workshops on physical and vocal improvisation, singin, finding and freeing your natural voice and devising at theatres and institutions including the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, Centre for Contemporary Arts (CCA, Glasgow), Stagecoach, Oldham University (England), NoVan Theatre group and Sofouli Theatre (Thessaloniki, Greece). 

RESUME

Education

2015- 2016 MLitt in Theatre Practices UNIVERSITY OF GLASGOW 

                     Recipient of SFC Scholarship

Research question: "What lies beneath language?" A practice-based research of the relationship between voice and physicality in performance 

2007-2013 University of Macedonia, Department of Music, Science and Art

                    BA course of “Applied Music Education”

2009-2011 OUGA KLARA Physical/Street theatre School, GR

1996-2007 Piano - Grade 8th

2011-2016 Physical theatre, improvisation, street theatre, clowning, movement&poetry residencies with: Animikii, Oliviero Papi, Kate Papi and Fabian Wixe (2016 - OBRA Open Session #8 ), John Britton (2014 – Performing at the Edge #3 and 2016 - Performing at the Edge #5) and Settembre della Creatività in Bari, Italy (2011)


2011-2016 
Contemporary Dance (Limon, Release and Cunningham) with Katie Armstrong (Dance Glasgow), Iliana Kaladami and Tasos Papadopoulos


2012-2014 Ballet classes (Russian school) with Tasos Papadopoulos


2011-2014 Lindy Hop - Swing and Charleston 20s, 30s and 40s style


2011-2012 Burlesque at Indancetrial Dance School of Panos Metaxopoulos

                                                                  Teaching

Currently Voice Tutor, Stagecoach, Glasgow (children - teenagers 6-18 years old)  

2017 "The Moving Voice", Workshop in collaboration with Eilon Morris (eilonmorris.com), Diagonal Dance School, Thessaloniki, Greece

2016 Drama Tutor, Short Courses, Royal Conservatoire of Scotland   (children - teenagers 8-14 years old) 

2016 What lies beneath language Workshop following my practice based research on “What lies beneath language”, Centre of Contemporary Arts, Glasgow


2013-2014
"I move because I breathe", Research and Development Residency exploring the relationship between physical improvisation, breath and voice through storytelling, NόVan Theater Group


2012-2014
Singing/Music classes Children (4-11 years old), Sofouli Theater, Thessaloniki, GR


2012-2014
Physical improvisation, music and voice classes Teenagers (11-18 years old), Sofouli Theater, Thessaloniki, GR


2012-2013
Rhythm in Voice Coach for "The Crime C." work in progress of NoVan Theatre Group Lab, Thessaloniki, GR


2010
Assistant music tutor 77th Primary School of Thessaloniki with Thanassis Bililis. Part of the university course “Music Pedagogy”, GR

 

                                                           Performances

2017 LabyrinthZ
Creator, Composer, Performer
Site-specific installation and performance created on Hikkaduwa beach, whilst artist in residence at Sura Medura International Artist Residency, Sri Lanka

(This project is and will be followed by site-specific installation/performance events named “Labyrinth Memories”, which will reflect on the experience of building and performing in a labyrinth)


2017 (Dis)Place R&D
Collaborator, co-deviser, performer, musician
A research and development project exploring notions of borders, identity and free movement of people in relation to physical movement

2016 "A day and A year-and-a-half". Creator, Performer, Director, Composer, Dramaturg. In collaboration with Eilon Morris (eilonmorris.com). Toured Glasgow (Scotland) and Thessaloniki (Greece)

2016 "Dream On!" Dramaturg. A performance within “New Dreams” festival, a celebration about Shakespeare’s 400 birthday. A collaboration between the RCS, GSA and University of Glasgow, SC

2015 "Drag, Push, HOOT" Performer, Alexis Teplin’s piece performed in Mary Mary Gallery, Glasgow, SC

2014 "Potamida’s words" Physical performer,singer, accordion player, co-deviser, composer, NoVan Theatre group, production directed by Lena Petropoulou, Toured and performed in various indoor and outdoor venues and spaces in Greece

2012- 2014 "In the Streets" Performer-singer, co-deviser, NoVan Theatre group, music-theatre production written and directed by Lena Petropoulou. Toured and performed in various indoor and outdoor venues and spaces, GR

2012 "Dirty Fairy and the Tales" Performer, NόVan Theater Group, toured in bars and pubs in Thessaloniki, GR

2012 "Upper Austria" Actor, written by Franz Xaver Kroetz, directed by Vangelis Rikoudis, Anatoli Theatre, Thessaloniki, GR


2012 "The Fiddler on the Roof" Actor-singer-dancer, Musical written by Joseph Stein, directed by Konstantinos Melidis, Halkidona open-air theatre, GR


                                                        Children’s Shows

2011-2014 The Poet-What and his stories Physical performer, musician, singer, co-deviser, co-director and composer in Skoini Kordoni’s production written and directed by Lena petropoulou, GR


                                                    Street Performances

2015 Performance on pedestrian rights Performer, Improviser, “Η Θεσσαλονίκη Αλλιώς” festival, Thessaloniki, GR Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EnwT9A9rEGU

2014 Performance based on animal rights Performer, musician (daouli-greek traditional instrument co-deviser, composer and musical director, Aristotelous square, Thessaloniki, GR 

2011 Settembre della Creatività Performance following the 10-day residency “Settembre della Creatività” in Bari, Italy. The performance took place at the central square of Bari. Video: https://youtu.be/tfnFVADjs6c?t=25s

2010 Manimal Circus Performer at “Η Θεσσαλονίκη Αλλιώς” festival, Thessaloniki, GR Festival’s Trailer: https://youtu.be/A6GBEK_ZnnY?t=36s

                                            Compositions (music for theatre)

2011-2016 The Poet-What and his stories Composer (and musician) in Skoini Kordoni’s productions on stories written and directed by Lena petropoulou, GR
2015
Freak Show (based on Tim Burton’s The melancholy death of the Oyster boy and other stories) Composer of music for live piano, violin, accordion and voice accompanying the show 2014 Potamida’s words Composer of music inspired and based on traditional northern Greek music, singer
2013
Turn the button Physical theatre performance by NόVan Theater group. Composer, performing live piano accompaniment including songs and incidental music