I was born, raised in Greece and for many years I studied different dance and somatic practices. In 1990 I was an active member of the Oktana Dance Theatre, a group of young dancers who performed in different stages and together with other dance companies defined the contemporary dance scene in Greece. Parallel to dance I studied Pedagogics, I explored music through piano, djembe and flute until I discovered Dalcroze Eurhythmics and Orff-Schwulwerk. These are approaches for music that use movement, percussion instruments, drama and singing to work with children. So I began to teach creative movement, dramatic play and music awareness at kindergardens and primary schools. Years later and through my personal journey, I studied Dance / Movement Therapy and my interest for mythology, art history, poetry and philosophy led me at the Open University to study Greek Culture.
My clinical experience the last 20 years includes work for adults, adolescents and children, work in therapy centres for dependent individuals, DMT for people with psychosomatic symtoms, with chronic mental diseases and work in private care centres and children’s centres. At the same time I organized educational programs for schools and run a private practice using arts therapies for the community, for families, especially for women.
I also facilitate trainings, workshops and seminars in Authentic Movement and DMT in diffferent health, cultural or educational settings in Europe, for people who wish to explore their body soul consciousness.
As a group facilitator I try to embrace a wide spectrum of approaches. Through Dance/ Movement Therapy people can connect with their life issues and activate their internal and external resources. Different approaches such as mindfulness and active imagination in movement, enables bodily awareness, the promotion of change in perception of bodily symptoms and the stabilisation of well -being.
I adhere to the code of ethics of the German Association of Dance Therapists in which I am a registered member, a trainer, a teaching therapist (BTD), the Greek Association of Dance Therapists (GADT) and the Association of Art Therapists in Luxembourg (AlAtD). That ensures my regular supervision as well as my continuing development, both personally and professionally.
Recently I started supervising newly art therapists as part of my training process to become a supervisor under the standarts of BTD (German Association of Dance Therapists). I also offer online supervision in a way to confront the social and cultural challenges of our times times by exploring new ways to navigate border crossings and working with somatic engagement. I am also a counsellor at the International Platform Stillpoint Spaces. https://www.stillpointspaces.com/
In 2010 I moved to Germany near the borders with France and Luxembourg, I am a mother of two sons and I keep dreaming, hoping and dancing with the challenges that life unfolds for me.