I was born in Greece and that is where I lived for the first 19 years of my life. My interest in theatre emerged early in my life, at the age of 6, after watching a Karagioz shadow theatre performance. Whilst in Greece I also trained in traditional Greek folk dancing for 6 years.
In 2000 I came to the UK to study Genetics, which I completed by 2004. It was then that I decided to pursue my life-long dream and I applied and was accepted into Rose Bruford College on the European Theatre Arts course. During my time in Rose Bruford College I was taught by many prestigious theatre practitioners such as Matthieu Leloup and Gabriel Gawin of Song of the Goat theatre (Poland) and Peader Kirk of Mkultra theatre (UK). As part of my degree I also spent 3 months studying theatre in Real Escuela Superior de Arte Dramático in Madrid, one of the leading acting schools in Spain, where I was trained in Kalaripayattu martial arts.
I graduated from Rose Bruford in 2007 with a First Class degree. My third year performance dissertation, So Far So Good, – which I devised, directed and performed in – awarded me participation in the 2007 Battersea Arts Centre Graduate Festival.
In December 2006 I was awarded a travel Scholarship by the Peter Kirk foundation. For the purposes of this scholarship I undertook, and completed, independent research in Barcelona, Spain, where I studied the effects of Franco’s dictatorship on 20th century Catalan theatre.
Since graduating from Rose Bruford College, I worked with three UK theatre groups, Arhí Theatre & Philosophy, Little Bird Theatre and The Lab Collective, and in August 2008 I joined Zecora Ura Theatre as a permanent member until 2010. During that time I performed with Hotel Medea in the UK as part of the Salisbury International Festival 2008 and the very prestigious London venue, Arcola theatre, as well as internationally in Galicia, Spain. I have also performed in Italy and Brazil.
After returning to Greece for a period of 2 and 1/2 years, I eventually found my way back to the UK in 2013. In November of that same year, I became a permanent member of The Lab Collective, where I remain to this day. For more information regarding our practice and our work, please visit our website here.
My interest in performance lies within physical and devised theatre. I am a keen advocate of performances that challenge and push both the performer and the audience. Furthermore, as a solo artist I seek to create work that is intimate, emotive and interactive at its core, that generates a shared experience for all. Finally I am fascinated by the concept of performative truth and vulnerability which have become the primary foundations of my artistic practice.