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Sotiris Bakolas; actor

 

Sotiris was born and raised in Athens, Greece. After high school, he found himself studying Communication & Media at the University of Athens. He got his degree and swiftly moved on. His next stop was “Delos” Drama School in Athens where he studied classical acting for three years and graduated in 2011. 

Alongside his studies, he attended a number of acting seminars by acclaimed greek and foreign theatre practitioners and film directors such as Roula Pateraki, Mania Papadimitriou, Nikos Kornilios, Guillermo Heras, Lena Filippova and Randal Kleiser. After his graduation, he attended international acting seminars held by Grotowski Institute's Studio Matejka, the University of Leeds and the London Academy of Music & Dramatic Art (LAMDA). 

He is a co-founder of the theatre company “Gourounia me Ftera” with whom he performed from 2011 until 2013. By the end of that year he moved to London to explore Jacques Lecoq's pedagogy by studying devised and physical theatre at the London International School of Performing Arts (LISPA).

Dimitra Kokkini; translator

 

Dimitra studied Ancient, Medieval and Modern Greek Literature at the University of Athens, before moving to London to study Classics at UCL in 2005, where she obtained a PhD on Greek tragedy in 2010. She has been working as a Teaching Fellow and Associate Lecturer for Ancient Greek and Latin language and literature since 2006 at various UK Universities (UCL, King’s College London, Birkbeck College, Royal Holloway and the University of Kent). She has also worked as a Classics tutor at Dulwich College in 2010 and she was a tutor for the Iris project for 2 years.

She worked as an ancient Greek language instructor for the short film “The Death of Pentheus”, directed by Philip Haas and performed entirely in ancient Greek. She was also the academic advisor in matters of language, cultural history and drama history of ancient Greece for the production of Electra at the National Theatre of Albania in 2010, the first ever production of ancient Greek tragedy in the history of the company.

Christos Goussios; music composer

Christos was born in Thessaloniki, Greece where he studied in the department of Electrical Engineering and received his PhD in Architecture. He is a lecturer on Film Sound in the department of Film Studies in the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki. 

He has composed Music and was responsible for the sound design for feature films, many short films and documentaries and also for some theatre plays. He has accompanied many silent films in numerous performances.

Anna Sbokou; lighting designer

Anna studied at the Bartlett UCL (MSc Light & Lighting) and at Goldsmiths (Theatre Production-PACE). 

Recent theatre productions include: Burmese Days (59E59 New York); Hound of the Baskervilles-Live Radio Theatre (Theatro Technis); La Chunga (Church St Theatre); Kafka vs Kafka & Project Snowflake (Brockley Jack Studio); HMS Pinafore (Kings Head Theatre); A Doll’s House (The Arcola & The Space); 9:21 to Shrub Hill (New Diorama Theatre); Angela Unbound (Leicester Square Theatre); Miss Julie (Greenwich Playhouse); Paul McCartney is Dead (Camden People’s Theatre & The Rag Factory); Black Chiffon & Hippolytus (White Bear Theatre); Resounding Tinkle & Shakespeare Inc (Rosemary Branch Theatre);  Feathers (Etcetera Theatre) and others. 

Dance productions include: Birds for Revolution! 2011 (The Place) and she was the lead lighting designer for All City Dance Festival (The Shaw Theatre). Much loved site specific productions include: Kaspar by Peter Handke (Arch 6 Southwark Rail); Poe: Macabre Resurrections (St.Mary's Church N16); Much ado about nothing & Othello (Lauderdale House Outdoors) and Summit Conference (Portland Place Mansion).  

In 2009 she was awarded Young Lighter of the Year by the Society of Light and Lighting.

www.annasbokou.com 

Patroklos Skafidas; photographer

Patroklos Skafidas was born in Kozani, a northern Greece town, where he witnessed photographic creation in his father's dark room. He started to photograph at a young age and makes a living of his cameras since 1993. Although he had some education, he considers himself as self taught. He worked around Greece as an event and commercial photographer. In 2010 he moved to Munich, where he was involved in art photography and video creation for local companies. Early in 2013 he returned to Athens, where he is working in theatrical photography. An online portfolio can be found at 

www.pskafidas.com

Aris Zagklis; filmmaker, 3D artist

Aris studied 3D Animation and Multimedia Production in Athens and graduated with a BA Hons degree validated by the University of Essex. He also attended the online animation school Animation Mentor. He has been exploring his field throughout the years while working consistently as filmmaker, 3D generalist and videographer. He has worked extensively in advertisements, music video clips, trailers and theatre performances. 

Aris Papadopoulos; actor, film director, music composer

Aris took his first music lessons as a child form his grandmother who played the mandolin. The seed was planted and he soon got involved with the arts. He studied drama at the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki where he was born, and filmmaking at the Kingston University of London. Aris has worked in cinema and theatre in various posts including acting, directing and producing. His recent credits include the “BBC work experience placement” as trainee, the “Alter Zoo” at the London Theatre Technis as an actor, and the “Antigone 2012” at the London Theatre Technis as a music composer. He composed music and played the guitar in live shows and festivals for the alternative rock music band “Semper cras”. Aris has worked also as a teacher in Elementary Public Schools in the course of “Theatre in Education”.

Stamatina Liagki; graphic designer

 

Architect, Patras Department of Architecture, Greece (2010). Master of Arts in Interior and Spatial Design, Chelsea College of Arts (UAL), London (2012). She has participated in international and national competitions with A’ prize in the PanHellenic Competition of the best graduate project of the e-magazine, greek architects (2010). Her work has been exhibited in national and international exhibitions: Graduate Show, UAL, London (2012), ‘multifaith room’, Millbank House, London (2012), Architecture and the city in South East Europe, Thessaloniki, Greece. The last few years she has probed into illustration and graphic arts. During the year 2010-2011, she worked for the Architect Nikos Smyrlis, while since 2013 she works in London as a member of ‘POD Architects’ and ‘Whatever’ design studio, based in London (founder member).

Matteo Merla; painter, sculptor

 

Matteo, a painter and sculptor who lives and works in London, studied at the internationally acclaimed and historically prestigious Accademia di belle Arti di Brera, Milan. In addition to drawing heavily on his classical roots, Merla is also inspired by both Greek and Roman mythology. These are the elements that inform both the narrative and motifs of his paintings. Merla is a regular exhibitor on the burgeoning East London/Shoreditch art circuit.

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Maritina Keleri; photographer

 

Maritina was born and raised in Patras, Greece. She studied Architecture in the University of Patras and since then she has been working as an Architect and Designer. Photography came into her life in 2004 when she bought her first analog SLR camera. That was the time when photography became a beloved way of expression and communication. Since then, she had the chance to capture numerous human and nature landscapes as well as create personal projects. In 2013 she moved to London, where she found a new field of inspiration.

Photo credit. Jason Kokkinakis