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GENERAL EDUCATION

September 2012 – July 2013

TRINITY LABAN CONSERVATOIRE OF MUSIC AND DANCE - Dance Faculty

Diploma in Dance Studies (Merit)

 

September 2011 – September 2012

UNIVERSITY OF BRISTOL, Faculty of Arts - Department of Archaeology

MA of Arts in Archaeology (Distinction)

 

September 2007 – June 2011
UNIVERSITY OF CYPRUS, Faculty of Letters - Department of History and Archaeology 

BA in History and Archaeology (Merit)

 

September 2004 – June 2007
PARALIMNI LYCEUM

Lyceum Graduation Certificate (Distinction)


FURTHER EDUCATIONAL SKILLS
English Certification: IELTS (6,5)
Scuba Diving Certification: Naui Open Water Certificate of Scuba Diver

 

 

ORGANISATIONAL SKILLS AND COMPETENCES

September 2008 – September 2011

Member of the Dance Club of the University of Cyprus
Member of the club’s leading committee for three years in the following positions

 - Vice president of the Dance Club of the University of Cyprus (Sept 2010 – Sept 2011)
 - Press Officer (Sept 2009 – Sept 2010)
 - Responsible for the storage and the distribution of the dancers’ outfits and costumes (Sept 2008 – Sept 2009)


DANCE TEACHING EXPERIENCE

September 2013 – to date

Dance instructor in Nicosia Dance Center, teaching Creative Dance to kids from 4 to 6.

January 2015 – to date

Dance instructor in Nicosia Dance Center, teaching Latin Dance to Groups of adults of the school and to University Students, members of the Dance Club UCY.

 

September 2016 – to date

Dance instructor in the afternoon school of “Elementary school of Palexori”.

 

September 2014 – June 2015

Dance instructor in the afternoon school of Elementary School “Pefkios Georgiades”.

 

 

CHOREOGRAPHIC EXPERIENCE

April 2017

Salsa and Bachata combination

As part of the final performance of the 1st level of Social Latin Dance group of the UCY Dance Club.

 

April 2016

Salsa and Bachata combination

As part of the final performance of the 1st level of Social Latin Dance group of the UCY Dance Club.

 

July 2015

“Toys come Alive”

A group choreography performed by a group of kids of the age between 4 to 6, as part of the annual showcase of Nicosia Dance Center, titled “ Den zitaw Polla”

 

July 2014

“Little Troublemakers”

 A group choreography performed by a group of kids of the age between 4 to 6, as part of the annual showcase of Nicosia Dance Center, titled “Zise to oneiro ma5”

 

April 2013

“Box me”

A solo choreography, based on individuality of human movement and the domination or abandonment of it, when body and space restrictions and limitations are applied, danced by the dancer Gina Leung (“Choreography” component, Trinity LABAN Conservatoire of Music and Dance).

 

December 2012

“Words”

A solo choreography, based on the affection of verbal sounds on the dynamics that characterized the body movement and the attempt to stay unaffected (“Choreography” component, Trinity LABAN Conservatoire of Music and Dance).

 

November 2012

“The world forgetting…”

A project presented in a 4-minute dance clip and consisted of a composition of a musical score to accompany a piece of a solo choreography (“Sound Scores for Dance” component, Trinity LABAN Conservatoire of Music and Dance).

 

October 2012

“Fourth dimension”

A solo choreography, based on the visualization of a “personal memory” locked in mind by using the body movement and the locations on space of an empty room, as references to define time (“Choreography” component, Trinity LABAN Conservatoire of Music and Dance).

 

 

RESEARCH AND PROJECTS ON DANCE

June 2013

A different side of “Zeimpekiko”.

A research focusing on three specific “choreutic aspects” of the Greek dance “Zeimpekiko”. The Locations, the pathways and the Decentralisation/Lability noticed in this type of dance (“Choreutics – Independent Investigation” component, Trinity LABAN Conservatoire of Music and Dance ).

 

May 2013

 “Breathing” in Pilates and Dance.

A presentation which deals with the necessity for proper use of breathing during intense exercise, such as dancing (“Pilates for Dance” component, Trinity LABAN Conservatoire of Music and Dance ).

 

December 2012

Fuelling the Dancing Body.

An essay which deals with the application of safe dance practice in conjunction with a well-balanced nutrition and hydration (“Dancing Body” component, Trinity LABAN Conservatoire of Music and Dance).

 

 

ARTISTIC COMPETENCES AND SKILLS

Early-age dance achievements

 

August 2007

1st place in World Championship Adults Formation, Flamenco in the “World Dance Olympiad” held in Moscow.

 

February 2006

One of over three hundred candidates chosen from more than 4000 to participate in IDTA’s “International Theatre Dance Awards” held in Manchester.

 

1993-2007

Trained in various dance styles as Ballet, Latin Dancing, Ballroom Dancing, Flamenco, Greek Folk Dancing and Cypriot Folk Dancing.

 

1996-2006

IDTA exams in Ballet, Latin Dancing, Ballroom Dancing and SDS Flamenco Dance Exams, as listed below:   

 

- IDTA Ballet

May 2005: Intermediate (Honours)

May 2003: Classical Ballet Award (Honours)

April 2002: Grade VI (Highly Commended)

May 2001: Grade V (Highly Commended)

May 2000: Grade II (Highly Commended)

May 1999: Grade I (Honours)

April 1998: Lower Grade I (Honours)

April 1997: Primary Grade (Honours)

 

- IDTA Ballroom

June 2003: Junior Silver (Commended)

June 2000: Junior Bronze (Commended)

 

- IDTA Latin American

May 2004: 3rd Gold Bar (Highly Commended)

June 2003: 2nd Gold Bar (Highly Commended)

May 2002: 1st Gold Bar (Highly Commended)

May 2001: Gold (Highly Commended)

May 1999: Junior Silver (Highly Commended)

May 1998: Junior Bronze (Commended)

 

- SDS Flamenco

February 2006: Tercer Año (Distinction)

June 2002: Primero Año (Distinction)

February 2001: Ingreso (Honours)



Dance Seminars


SALSA

May 2015: 6th Salsa Spring Festival in Athens, Greece

March 2015: 10th Salsa Congress in Agia Napa, Cyprus   

October 2014: 14th Berlin  Salsa Congress, Germany     

April 2014: 5th Salsa Spring Festival in Athens, Greece       

March 2014: 9th Salsa Congress in Agia Napa, Cyprus           

October 2013: 13th Berlin Salsa Congress, Germany     

October 2011: 11th Berlin Salsa Congress, Germany

April 2011: 6th Salsa Congress in Agia Napa, Cyprus               


HIP-HOP

October 2016: Hip – Hop workshop with Loukas Leeco Kosmidis

July 2015: Hip – Hop workshop with Ilana Harkus

October 2015: Hip – Hop workshop with Loukas Leeco Kosmidis

January 2011: Hip – Hop workshop with Leslie Feliciano from NYC 

 

BELLY DANCE

April 2016: Tribal Fusion Workshop by Dimitris, 5th Oriental Delight International Festival Cyprus

April 2015: Tribal Fusion Workshop by Eva, 4th Oriental Delight International Festival Cyprus

February 2014: Belly Dance Seminar by Modi

 

 

Dance Performances


Within the Dance Club of the University of Cyprus (Dance Club UCY)   

 

Theatrical and Dance performances in Cyprus.

13, 14 April 2011: “DANCEHOLIC” 

22, 23, 24 February 2011: “η ΧιΟνάτη και ό,τι νάνε”

21, 22 April 2010: “The DANCE Boat”

23, 24, 25 February 2010: “SHOCKolata”

7, 8 April 2009: “Just dance”

24, 25, 26 February 2009: “Ιφιγένεια αν τά ’βρεις”

16, 17 April 2008: “TV D – Dance”

 

Other Performances as a member of the Dance Club UCY

November 2010: Represent Cyprus in Leipzig in Germany with Folkloric dance performances in cooperation with the Cyprus Tourism Organization        

July 2009/July 2010/July 2011: Represent the University of Cyprus in Greece with Folkloric dance performances in cooperation with the Philosophical School of Athens

 

     

Within NICOSIA DANCE CENTER (NDC)                 

 

Annual Dance Performances of Nicosia Dance Center (NDC).

4th of July 2016: “ON AIR”

6th of July 2015: “Δεν Ζητάω Πολλά”

7th of July 2014: “Ζήσε το όνειρό μα5”

3rd  of July 2011: “Μούφα & Παραλλαγή’’ Dance Edition”

 

Performances as a member of NDC Latin Professional Team.

May 2015: “Funk it up” (6th Salsa Spring Festival in Athens, Greece) 

March 2015: “Funk it up” (10th Salsa Congress in Agia Napa, Cyprus)

October 2014: “Hasta ayer”(14th Berlin  Salsa Congress, Germany)

April 2014: “Hasta ayer” and “Vivir mi vida” (5th Salsa Spring Festival in Athens, Greece)

March 2014: “Hasta ayer” and “Vivir mi vida” (9th Salsa Congress in Agia Napa, Cyprus)

October 2013: “Vivir mi vida” and “Dancing in the rain” (13th Berlin Salsa Congress, Germany)

October 2011: “The NDC show” (11th Berlin Salsa Congress, Germany)

April 2011: “The NDC show” (6th Salsa Congress in Agia Napa, Cyprus)

 

Media Appearances and other Public Appearances/Performances within NDC

December 2017: Christmas Village – Pavillion, για τον σύνδεσμο “Ένα Όνειρο Μια Ευχή”.

December 2016: RIK - New Year's Eve program

November 2016: “Fashion Meets Hope” event, by Folli Follie 

December 2014: ANT1 - New Year's Eve program

December 2014: ANT1 - Greek Music program “Ekseretika Afieromeno” (“Εξαιρετικά Αφιερωμένο”)

December 2013: Performance at the“Mall of Cyprus”

 

 

Within Trinity LABAN Conservatoire of Music and Dance           

May 2013: Final OYP’s showcase, in Bonnie Bird Laban’s Theatre.

April 2013: Soloist on a dance-paint project, by Lara Mascellino, for her final assessment on “Choreography” component.

December 2012: “The world forgetting…”Soloist in a 4-minute dance clip (“Sound Scores for Dance” component, Trinity LABAN Conservatoire of Music and Dance).

November 2012: “Words”. Soloist (“Choreography” component, Trinity LABAN Conservatoire of Music and Dance).

October 2012: “Fourth dimension”. Soloist (“Choreography” component, Trinity LABAN Conservatoire of Music and Dance).

 

 

Recent Notable Artistic/Dance Performances and Projects


December 2017: “Horror Vacui” interactive, contemporary dance performance, as a part of the “Nicosia Pop UP festival 2017”. Production: Fibre Performing Arts

May 2017: “Constantly on Mute” contemporary dance performance at “Residence” (Στέγη Σύγχρονου Χορού Λευκωσίας). Production: Fibre Performing Arts

December 2016: “On mute” contemporary dance performance, as a part of the “Nicosia Pop UP festival 2016”. Production: Fibre Performing Arts