I am an interdisciplinary performer and maker with background in theatre (devised, physical & street theatre), contemporary dance, folk and polyphonic singing, voice coaching, improvisation and classical piano. Born in Greece, I am currently based in the UK and work across Europe.
I studied Applied Music Education at the University of Macedonia (Thessaloniki, GR) and Theatre at Ougka Klara school. In 2015, I received a scholarship to undertake practice-based research at the University of Glasgow as part of the MLitt in Theatre Practices, where I investigated relationships between voice and movement in performance.
In 2016, I founded the Moving Voice Laboratory, a space for actors, dancers, performers and makers to explore relationships between choreography and text. The laboratory has been running successfully since 2016 and has ongoing support by the Centre for Contemporary Arts, Glasgow.
I am currently a Senior Lecturer in Performing Arts at Leeds School of Arts.
I am associate artist with Sura Medura and DUENDE; collaborator with SBC Theatre company; member of the Natural Voice network and The Work Room; founding member of interdisciplinary improvisation collective ICEBERG (Glasgow) and NoVan Theatre (Thessaloniki).
Performance Making; I create interdisciplinary performances as a way of highlighting my observations of the world. My work combines choreography, live and recorded music, text and has included installation. I have a particular interest in the poetic elements that relationships between choreography and text can evoke, as well as our perception of the poetic within the everyday.
Voice Coaching; Combining my understanding of the body and incorporating elements from a variety of practices, I support my students to tend to the well-being of their voice through approaching the body as a whole. My knowledge, experience, understanding of the body and ongoing research support me in creating spaces for my students to experience the full potential and strength of their voices. My singing preferences are on traditional Greek and Eastern European songs.
For my ongoing project "Lull The World", I collect and record lullabies from around the world as a protest against borders.