I am a creative practitioner & emerging community artist. I am inspired by life experiences, art, real conversations, fairy tales, personal narratives and the world around us, the space we all share, the relationships we form in the daily life, the /often silent/ interactions we engage in. Together, we can co-create experiential spectacles, navigating from theatre to installation, from an intimate setting to an outdoor experience allowing space for hope, joy, honesty and healing.
With a background in social sciences, creative producing and youth inclusion I am driven by people’s stories. In 2009 I founded Among the Ants in Athens aiming to work on a European level to create artistic projects that cultivate imaginations and encourage togetherness [mainly in the public space]. Since then, I have been producing theatre performances, workshops, residencies and talks in various places across Europe.
My expertise includes creative producing, arts programming, mentoring for young people as well as early career artists and art managers, project & touring management, international partnerships, community projects, volunteers’ management, grant & sponsorships, audience development and budgeting for performing arts projects. Parallel to my experience in the arts sector, I have been working with children and teenagers since 2014 as a mentor, educator, and Teens Programme Coordinator at a youth centre run by Network for Children's Rights in Athens.
I am fascinated by the space we all share, the relationships we form in the daily life, the /often silent/ interactions we engage in.
I am really happy to welcome you to my website.
2021: Project Associate, Rehearsing The Revolution, TG SPACE, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Creative Producer, OK GO Arts Festival for Children & Families, Larnaca, Cyprus
Production Associate, Closed Eyes Festival, Tilburg
Strategy Advisor, The Counter Institute, London
2019/2020: Advisor: Eva Pyrnokoki Arts, Amsterdam
2018/2020: Creative Producer & Advisor, Athanasia Kanellopoulou Performing Arts, Athens
2018: Production Associate and 3-year Business Plan Development, Misiconi Dance Company, Rotterdam
2017/18: Project Coordinator Citi’zen’ship youth program between Je Pars a Zart arts (FR) & Network for Children’s Rights (GR) funded by Erasmus Plus, Montpellier and Athens
2017/18: Advisor, dance piece Behind These walls, there is a sea, produced by Ramallah Dance Festival
2016: Booth Coordinator for LeneBang (DE) & Nordberg Movement (SE) International Tanzmesse, Dusseldorf
2014/17: Creative Producer * General Manager for POLYPLANITY theatre production company, Athens
mind the fact festival co-funded by Stavros Niarchos Foundation
The call of the Wild (dir. El. Efthymiou) touring* production produced by Onassis Cultural Centre
We are the Persians! (dir. Y. Markopoulou) Athens & Epidaurus Festival, Espoo City Theatre (Finland)
The Birds (dir. Nikos Karathanos) produced by Onassis Cultural Centre (Athens & Epidaurus Festival)
Georgios Souris Now (dir. Eleftherios Veniadis) music theatre, produced by Athens & Epidaurus Festival
The Iliad (dir. Stathis Livathinos) presented at MITEM 2016, Budapest, Hungary
Jonathan Livingstone Seagull touring* production produced by Onassis Cultural Centre
Socrates Now English-speaking solo performed by Yannis Simonides (EllinikoTheatro)
[* These productions have been touring for an entire year each, across Greece, performing at schools, youth centres, care centres for the elderly, refugee camps and disability organisations]
2015: Program Coordination, (online) of a publication for the STORE project, Datrys, Wales
2014: Program Coordinator, (online) Norwegian Delegation at APAP, New York
2014: ‘Much About Nothing’ theatre performance by OMOROS theatre group, Athens
2012: Project Associate Penelope by Athanasia Kanellopoulou & Rubberbodies Collective, Malta
2011/12: Project Coordinator, Overseas performing arts residency at Pavilion Dance, Bournemouth, UK
2011: Workshop Coordinator HamletZar workshop, Dansbyrån, Gothenburg, Sweden
2010: Project Coordinator, inferno solo performance, Premiere: DanseHallerne, Copenhagen, Denmark
2010: CRACK by choreographer Iris Karayan, at Mich. Cacoyiannis Foundation Athens