1st Week (8-12/7) – 2 hours/day
10:00-12:00, DANCE CENTRE CLASS 1
Ballet workshop: From Barre à Terre till Allegro
The first part of the workshop includes a class of Barre à Terre (45 min.) and the second half a Ballet Class (1 hour and 45 min.). The combination of both of them is very effective, since the first one prepares and warms up the body for a Ballet class.
Barre à terre
The Barre à terre is a body exercise system invented by the Russian
dancer of French descent Boris Kniaseff in the 1950s. He began to
invent this system when he found himself in a dance room without a
ballet barre, and the way he found to stay in shape was to create a
ballet lesson … on the floor. They are essentially choreographed
exercises applied to the ground. Harmonic movements combine the
technique of ballet with the creative expression of the body giving
strength to the feet and torso, elongation of muscles and improvement
of coordination. Finally, it unlocks joints and fully exercises the body
giving suppleness and wellness.
Ballet is an excellent exercise system and at the same time a high
form of art. The seminars are aimed at students of classical and modern
dance with previous ballet knowledge, professional dancers, teachers
and dance students who want to deepen their knowledge and broaden
their technique. My experience as a professional dancer has given me
the opportunity to work with remarkable teachers, choreographers and
dancers. That’s why though my lesson is based on the Vaganova
system, at the same time has many influences and elements from other
dance techniques such as Balanchine and Forsythe.
She was born in Larissa, Greece. She started studying ballet at the Municipal Ballet School of Larissa under Gesh Mihov.
While still a student she participated in numerous ballet competitions achieving her first recognitions: 1st Prize at the Eurovision Dance Contest in Athens in 1999, Finalist at the Eurovision Grand Prix for young dancers in Lyon and a Gold medal at the Mia Arbatova Mediterranean Ballet Competition in Tel Aviv in 2000.
At the age of 18, she continued her studies in Stuttgart at the John-Cranko School Academy. Her professional career started at the Opera of Stuttgart, followed by the Dresden Opera House and finally the Berlin State Opera where she has spent the past 13 years under Vladimir Malakhov then Nacho Duato and last year under Johannes Öhmann.
She was given the opportunity to participate in classical, neo-classical and contemporary productions and to collaborate with prestigious choreographers such as Vladimir Malakhov, Nacho Duato, Jiri Kylian, Forshythe William, Ohad Naharin, Angelin Preljocaj, Itzik Galili, Shechter Hofesh, Patrice Bart etc.
In the past few years she started teaching ballet in Germany and Greece. She has a Certificate for Dance Pedagogy in Classical Dance (Vaganova) and PBT (Progressing Ballet Technique).