Teachers

Polyphonica Voices

Μαρίζα Βαμβουκλή
Chorusmaster - Teaching
Mariza Vamvoukli was born and raised on the island of Lesvos. She graduated with honors from the Department of Music Studies at the Aristotelian Polytechnic of Thessaloniki. Simultaneously, she studied piano, accordion, theory of music and theatrical movement. She furthered her studies with a post-graduate scholarship in England at Middlesex University in the Department of Music Education and at York University on the subject of Community Music or “Music in Society” (music activity and appreciation, mostly for underprivileged groups).From 2003 on, she has taught as a tenured music teacher at...
Έλσα Κούντιγκ
Τeaching - Registrar of POLYPHONICA DRUMS TEAM
Elsa Kundig was born in Athens of a Swiss father and Greek mother. She graduated from the Music High School of Pallini, majoring in cello. She studied psychology in Athens at the Panteion University and ethnomusicology in England at SOAS, the University of London. She trained in storytelling narration at the International School of Storytelling in Sussex, England. She has also attended numerous seminars in voice, music-pedagogy and music-therapy. She loves choral singing and has been a member of different vocal groups (community choirs, traditional polyphonic groups, and the choir of the...
Teaching
Myrto Ticof was born and raised in Athens. She graduated from the Music High School of Pallini, where she studied byzantine, traditional greek and classical music, from the Music Studies Department of Aristotle University of Thessaloniki and the Dipartimento di Storia delle Arti e Conservazione dei Beni Artistici of Ca’Foscari University of Venice (Italy). Meanwhile, she studied classical piano and theory of music. Specialized in music pedagogy, she studied further the Kodaly method at the Kodaly Institute in Kecskemet (Hungary) as well as Orff and Dalcroze methods. She continued her studies...

Polyphonica Uku team, Voices, Registrar

Teaching/Registrar
Elli was born and raised in Corfu, where her music education begun (classical-jazz piano, participation in Corfu’s children choir). She graduated from the Sociology Department of the University of Crete (2005).  On a postgraduate level, her academic interest focused on the field of Ethnomusicology. She received her MA degree in University of Limerick, Ireland (2006).Elli completed her Ph.D. with distinction (2015) in the Music Department of the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, under the guidance of professor Pavlos Kavouras. Meanwhile, her research was funded by the...

POLYPHONICA DANCE

Head of the dance section/teaching
Βorn in 1977, John Nikolaides is a graduate of the Greek National School of Dance. As dancer, he has participated with the dance groups Griffon, Oktana, Edafos Dance Theatre along with many others, and as choreographer with other choreographers in dance, theatre, and opera productions.On his own and in conjunction with others, he has choreographed performances and projects presented at festivals in Greece and abroad. He has specialized in movement in theatrical productions and televised advertisement spots, while simultaneously teaching modern dance in studios and dance schools in Athens and...
teaching
Born in Athens, Greece, Candy Karra is an honor student in the pedagogical department for primary education of the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens and of the Niki Kontaxaki Professional Performers School of Dance. She has attended practical and theoretical seminars in Greece and abroad on modern dance, creative expression, acrobatics, improvisation, contact improvisation and performance.As performer these past years, she was worked with choreographers, dance and dance/theatre groups such as Artemis Lampiri‘s MAN, Fotis Nikolaou’s “X-it”, Constantinos Rigos’ OKTANA, “Dancers”, “...

Polyphonica Dance

Teacher
She was born in 1985 in Athens. She graduated with honours from of the National School of Dance - KSOT (2007) and the Pedagogical Department of Primary Education of the Kapodistrian University of Athens (2012). As a dancer she has collaborated with the groups Sinequanon, Dancers, Incorrect Movement, the Contemporary Dance Team of Charis Mantafounis Company, Zeta, Amphidromon Dance Theater, the Dance Group of Kostas Tsioukas, the HellenicDanceCompany as well as with Ermira Goro, Katerina Andriopoulou, Agni Papedeli-Rissetou and Iro Apostoleli Edgen Lame,Thelghia Petraki and others. At the...

Polyphonica Act

Program creation and design (by PORTA) / head of program / teacher
Specialty: Program Creation and Planning (by PORTA) / Responsible for the Planning and inplementation of POLYPHONICact's program / Teacher.  She was born in Athens. She graduated from the Drama School "Archi" in 2004 and from the "London International School of Performing Arts" (LISPA) in London in 2008. She completed a pedagogical training program in LISPA with a scholarship and joined the faculty. She is a founding member of "Patari Project", where she has directed the productions "10cm up" and "10cm updated", "Bal in the Air", "Odyssey", "Catching a Shoe on the Piano",  "Myti"...
teacher
After getting a Marketing and Communications degree from the Athens University of Economics and Business together with a Acting degree she worked as an actress for a few years and then moved to London where she took her MA on Theatre Directing from East15 and worked as a director and an assistant director. In London she has the shows: «Attempts on her life», by Martin Crimp, «Paradigm», by Luke Mika, «The Caucasian chalk circle», byBertolt Brecht and the devised piece «I’m dying like a country», based on Dimitris...
Program creation and design (by POLYPHONICA)
Paris Mexis is a stage designer and director and works in opera, theater, dance, television, cinema and advertising in Greece and internationally. He also designs exhibitions and corporate events and works as an associate creative director in the Beetroot Communication Design Agency. He is a frequent speaker and delivers lectures, seminars and directs workshops on his topics to colleges and universities in Greece and internationally. He teaches on a permanent basis the Athenian Artistic Group (AKTO) and works as a communication consultant at the CGS Private School and the Mind the Fact....

Dance & Drums Connection

Head of D&D Connection / teacher (dance)
Anna Karamitsou dancer and choreographer, is a graduate of the National School of Dance (KSOT) with great experience in classical and contemporary dance. She has been teaching African dance since 1997 which come from the West African regions (Mali, Guinea, Burkina Faso), giving a primordial importance to the body awareness and correct posture. She followed postgraduate studies in Paris. She received a scholarship from the French Government for studying Psychotherapy through Dance and also History of Dance at the Sorbonne Paris IV Paris School and the Peter Goss School for Modern Dance Studies...
Teacher (percussion)
Antonis Papadopoulos was born in November 1981 in Athens. He started his musical studies in 2000-2004 with Greek-Oriental percussion (Tubeleki, Bendir, Defi, Daouli etc.) with Michalis Klapakis, Glen Velez, Okay Temiz, Misirli Ahmed, etc.) and later (2005-2011) studied the classical percussion instruments of the symphonic orchestra (drums, snare drums, marimba, etc.) in the class of Konstantinos Vorissis and Konstantinos Theodorakos. In 2001 he discovers the djembe drum and since then the West African percussion instruments have become the focus of his study and musical research.He has...