About

Ballet and Yoga

I was born and raised in Corfu, Greece. At the age of 16 I won a national competition in Ballet and a special distinction in Modern Dance. In the same year I started studying professional ballet dance in Germany (John Cranko School) and later in Austria (Ballettkonservatorium St Polten). At the age of 22 I returned to Greece where I began studying Computer Science for a couple of years. Eventually my interest in CS faded away and I returned to ballet where I taught children for more than 8 years.

Here is a video of my performance of Bhakti at 16:

 

I also taught yoga and created several yoga choreographies. Here is one of them where I also dance with my students:

 

Chess

The usual chessboard pose

At the same time I began pursuing chess, initially as a volunteer at chess clubs and later as regular teacher.   For more than 5 years, I taught chess to school children from the age of 4 to 9. My students received many local first prizes and few national ones as well!

In 2014 I became a Fide Certified Chess Teacher and in 2013 a National Chess Arbiter. Most notable tournaments I took part as an arbiter were: London Chess Classics 2015, Fide World Youth & Cadets Championship 2015 and several Fide World Amateur and Veterans Tournaments in Greece. In my free time I also wrote my first book for children’s chess, which I hope to publish soon!

 

Languages and other interests

I am fluent in three languages (Greek, English and German) and have some basic  understanding of few others.

Other Interests of mine include computers and the internet, online games, playing the piano and reading on Yoga and Vedic Astrology..

 

Contact at:myemail

I am also on keybase.io

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