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My Experience

Based in London, born in Berlin, from Athens,

a European...

 

Originally from a theatrical costume background in London’s West End Musicals, The Greek National Opera, Cirque Du Soleil and the Opening Ceremony of the Athens Olympic Games 2004 amongst many other productions.

I have worked with some of the most acclaimed and creative designers and artisans internationally.

Each creative has stimulated my imagination and my love for different materials and mediums as well as forms and movement.

My journey and travels provided by my career in this unique industry have taken me to adventures, learning journeys and memories full of people, their creativities, endurance and professionalism.

I would not be me today if it wasn’t for all the moments, experiences, laughter and ingenuity of the artists who evoked and embraced the unknown to produce spectacles and art for thousands to enjoy.

Continuing that chain of creativity through my sculptured lightshades, I am hoping to continue the flow of producing physical translations of shapes, forms and colours that fill my world.

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My Story

My Story

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Athens 2004 Olympic Games

January 2004 - August 2004

Head of Costume

I worked for the Opening Ceremony of Athens's 2004 Olympic Games in the "Birthplace" section of the ceremony as directed by Dimitris Papaionannou.

I joined as a researcher of fabrics and materials used for the project, which was using mediums such as thermoplastics, neoprene, paper, clay, plywood, spray paints, acrylic paints, lycra, conventional materials to achieve a solid and rigid interpretation of Greek history through costume pieces and sculptures.

I also undertook fabric dying, organised fittings for around 500 performers, liaised with maker and suppliers.

Once in the stadium I acted as Head of Wardrobe, where I organised the lay out of the dressing rooms.

We had around 100 volunteer dressers which I organised for the running of the rehearsals and the ceremony.

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Greek National Opera
September 2005 - Present

Costume Supervisor & Assistant Designer

I have been a part of the Opera as a costume supervisor and assistant costume designer alongside some of the most acclaimed designers.

I was responsible for all aspects of costume production, from fabric research to managing all aspects of costume production, fittings and rehearsal organisation, as well as working with and supporting the creative process along the designers.

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Cirque du Soleil

February 1999 - February 2002

Head of Costume

I joined Cirque's European Tour of Quidam as Head of Costume, responsible for the costumes, hair and make up of the show, as well as ordering and fitting  and carrying out maintenance of 450 costumes for this show.

A life time experience into a circus life style - in style.

Meeting some of the most talented and diverse international performing artists and technicians ever.

Diving into different cultures, languages and their traditions in this 180 people strong community, traveling in some of the most influential cities in Europe and loving every minute of it!

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The Really Useful Theatre Group

March 1994 - February 2002

Wardrobe Supervisor

I worked in the costume departments and as Head of Wardrobe, on several musical productions in the West End, such as "Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat" at the London Palladium with Jason Donovan and the "Joseph Tour" with Philip Schofield (which was the very first West End musical production to go on a UK tour), "Jesus Christ Superstar" at the Lyceum, "Whistle Down the Wind" at the Aldwych Theatre, "By Jeeves" at the Duke of York's and the Lyric.

 

Also on productions of "Miss Saigon" at Theatre Royal and "Crazy for You" at the Prince Edward Theatre from other producers amongst many others

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Hellenic Festival

Summers of 2006 - 2009

Wardrobe Supervisor

The Hellenic Festival of Athens Festival has been taking place every summer since 1955 in various sites in Athens and around various amphitheatres around Greece.
I was working in the costume department and worked with many different productions such as Pina Bausch, Trisha Brown, Mikhail Barysnikov, The Forsyth Company, Nederlande Dans Theatre, Schaubune some of the many.

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Kuwait National Theatre

October 2019 - Present

Costume Supervisor

Supervised the costumes at the striking designed Sheikh Jaber Al Ahmed Cultural Centre, with award winning designer Fotini Dimou on the productions of "New Jibla" and "Ahar" which production has been put on hold due to the Covid 19 outbreak.

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Athens 2011 Special Olympics

June 2011 - July 2011

Head of Costume

I worked at this unique event as a Costume Production Manager/Head of Costumes for the Opening and Closing Ceremonies as designed by the late Elli Papageorgakopoulou.

Responsible for setting up the workshops at the venue, training and managing staff, as well as organising fittings and alterations for over 5000 costumes.

Organised back stage operation areas and oversaw the smooth running of the costume department for the ceremonies.

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The Thread - Lavris Productions

June 2018 - March 2019

Costume Production Executive

This project was the artistic concept of Georgia Iliopoulou who collaborated with Russell Maliphant for the mixing of traditional Greek folklore dancing with modern choreography to the music of Vangelis, costumes by Mary Katranztou and lighting by Michael Hulls.
The show opened at Sadler's Wells and is scheduled for world touring.
I was responsible for realising Mary's, in  designs and costume production, as well s the setting up of the tour.

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Balletboyz

April 2016 - August 2016

Costume Supervisor

I worked on the production of "Life", 2 pieces, as choreographed by Pontus Lidberg and Javier De Frutos, where I was responsible for costume production and setting up the world tour for the costumes

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Athens Concert Hall

2006 - 2007

Wardrobe Production

I worked in the costume department at the Athens Concert Hall on a few productions including the revival of the  original, iconic production of Don Carlos as directed and designed by Luchino Visconti in 1965 for the Rome Opera House.

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The Camden Palace

January 1992 - June 1993

Production - Lighting & Performance

I was responsible for a large lighting rig, from performance lighting, programming and maintenance for this iconic nightclub venue, as designed by award winning Tony Gottelier.

I operated the 1st Innova Purelight7 colour Laser and moving lights with on eof the very first touch screen lighting desk.

On the Feet First nights I provided and assisted with many well kbown bands such as Pulp, Blur, 

At the Orange nights I provided the lighting with many DJ's such as Chris Paul, Groove Rider, Loft Groover, Fabio, Squirrel amongst some of them.

I also worked on the Kiss FM Thursday nights when the station was first launched.

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Strawberry Hill House and Gardens

January 2017 - Present

Project Assistant & Sewing Bee

I volunteer at Strawberry Hill House, Horace Walpole's Little Gothic Castle in Twickenham. 
As a Project Assistant I read and organised the 250 letters received form Twickenham residents, volunteers and schoolchildren , as part of the "Lockdown Letters to Horace" art installation at the house, as curated by Charmaine Stimson, Judith North and Kate Proudman, co founders of One Paved Court Gallery in Richmond.
As part of the Sewing Bee we reblicate Historical costumes related to the House's history for visiting children. #We also worked on the replica of the 4 poster bed in the Blue Chamber using 18th century techniques.

"The future is unwritten"

Joe Strummer