I am an interdisciplinary performer and maker with background in theatre (devised, physical & street theatre), dance-theatre and contemporary dance, folk and polyphonic singing, voice coaching, and improvisation. Born in Greece, I am currently based in the UK and work across Europe.
I studied Applied Music Education at the University of Macedonia and dance theatre (physical theatre & street theatre) at Ougka Klara school, both in Thessaloniki, Greece. 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 a creative associate of SBC Theatre company and Leeds Playhouse. I am member of the Natural Voice network and The Work Room, as well as founding member of interdisciplinary improvisation collective ICEBERG (Glasgow) and NoVan Theatre (Thessaloniki).
Performance Making; I create interdisciplinary dance-theatre performances as a way of reflecting upon 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 socio-economic and ecological politics of the everyday.
Voice Coaching; Combining elements from a variety of somatic and vocal 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 specialises 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.