Dimitra Kastellou

Dimitra Kastellou was born in Thessaloniki. She graduated from the Higher Professional School of Dance “Andromachi Kafantari” and obtained a Master’s degree in Choreography from the Higher Dance Academy “Palucca Schule Dresden”. She is member of the Royal Academy of Dancing and won the first prize at the national competition of modern dance in Athens in 1998. She has collaborated with choreographers, such as: Matilde Rubio, Silvana Schroeder, Yoshiko Waki, Nicole Meier, Jana Ressel, Ron Howell, Aline Nari, Sofia Spyratou, Cynthia Fryda, Fokas Evangelinos, Sebastien Borde, and Konstantina Kastellou. Moreover, she has worked under the directorial guidance of: Giancarlo del Monaco, Nicolas Trees, Renatta Scotto, Paul-Emile Fourny, Wolf Widder, Nikos Petropoulos, Arnaud Bernard, Ignacio Garcia, Graham Vick, Michal Znaniecki, and Marianna Kalbari.

In 2008 she worked as a dancer with the modern dance group “Carrot Dancers”. She has choreographed the projects “Ver…bindung”, “Flucht”, “Boulevard of broken dreams” and ''Sleep'' at the dance theatre festivals “Internationale Tanzwoche Dresden”, “Tanzherbst Dresden”, and ''Let's dance Thessaloniki''. In the list of theatres in which Dimitra has performed, belong among others, the Thessaloniki Concert Hall, the Athens Concert Hall, the Odeon of Herodes Atticus, the State Operetta Dresden, the Volksbühne Berlin, and the Kleine Szene Dresden.

She enriched her artistic experience by participating in various seminars since 2000 which were held, among others, by Tanztheater Wuppertal, William Forsythe, Ingo Reulecke, Charles Linehan, Konstantinos Michos, Athina Vachla, Stavros Yiangoulis, Marilena Grafakos, Tania Ivanova Miltenova Stoupel, Kalina Bogoeva, Charis Mantafounis, and Marco Jimenez. Furthermore, Dimitra has taught at the dance schools “Aspa Vasileiou”, “Fokas Evangelinos” and at the “Theater of Changes”.

She is a founding member of the Marotte Performing Arts Company (2010) and since 2011 she teaches at the Art Gymnasium and High School of Thessaloniki.