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...
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...
Polyphonica Uku team
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...
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...
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”, “...
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...
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"...
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....
Head of POLYPHONICA AEGEAN choirs/conductor/teacher
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Born in Thessaloniki, 1979. Studied in the Department of Primary Education in the University of Ioannina. Since 2006 he is working in schools as a teacher.Founding member of the art company Reon. Working with the Creo Dance Company since 2007.Member of the music band SaliaBaliaBand.Wrote music and lyrics for theatre and dance projects. His poems and poem translations have been published in several art magazines. His first poetry book was published in 2013(.O eaftos echos- Exarhia publications)During the last 6 years he lives and works in Lesvos.