Multidisciplinary Artist
I am a multidisciplinary artist of Greek origins working and living in Cologne Germany.
I combine modern dance with flamenco and dance theatre using complex rhythms, sounds and music from all over the world to create innovative performances.
My approach is always to deliver a powerful message on a theme through a story performed by a highly developed character using the power of music, dance and performance art.
PANDEMIA, my multiple award winning experimental music film (2020), is my first exclusively solo project which I directed, performed, danced and produced. It is a poignant cautionary tale on the topic of COVID19 from the perspective of Mother Nature as the protagonist.
My collaboration with Mixalis Iliaskos, the creator of Greek Natural Videos started in 2016 with our first multidisciplinary art music video "TO FILAXTO" with Dimitris Tektonidis as D.O.P.
Our role as a team and as directors of GREEK NATURAL VIDEOS is to showcase our beautiful country and share the richness of Greece by combining poetry, history, music, dance and acting in a more modern cinematically artistic documentary format as we did with "The Tragedy of Domna Visvizi" (2020)
I am also the lead actress in the short film "AS THE WAVE BROKE," directed by Alexandra Bekiou. The movie has already received 33 awards amongst which I was honoured five times in the following categories BEST ACTRESS (New York Film Awards, FilmCon Awards), INSPIRING WOMEN IN A FILM (New York Film Awards, Los Angeles Film Awards), and BEST ENSEMBLE (GRAND JURY AWARD, New York International Film Awards).
Education:
I was only 6 years old when I met my first teacher Pina Bausch who guided me when I entered the artistic world of dance theatre giving me the opportunity to take part in all the aspects involved from rehearsals to closing night.
My formation at an early age was in classical ballet, modern dance, jazz dance, flamenco dance and voice training. Since I completed my education as a professional dancer and dance teacher at the University for Arts in Leverkusen at the age of 21.
After that I moved from Germany to Sevilla, Spain where I became “Katerina la Greca” mixing flamenco dance with dance theatre and sharing the stage at international flamenco festivals with Icons like Rocio Molina, Belen Maya, Leonor Leal and more.
At the age of 25 I started to focus more on acting, working in the theatre “Viento Sur” in Sevilla Spain where I got the opportunity to play several main roles such as Phädra (Racine), Celestina (Max Frisch) and Mirandolina (Goldoni).
At the same time I worked as a solo dancer and performer with musicians like Raúl Cantizano, Juan Antonia Suárez, "Cano," Behnam Samani and many more.
Subsequently, I decided to move back to Germany where I took 2.5 years of acting training at the Schauspiel Zentrum Hü̈rth in the areas of film and theater.
Winner Music Contest (monthly competition) selected for the annuel
PANDEMIA
Bridge Fest
2021
Winner Best Experimental
PANDEMIA
Top Shorts
USA
2020
Winner Best Dance Choreography
THE TRAGEDY OF DOMNA VISVIZI
New York International Film Awards
New York
2020
Winner Best Voice Over
THE TRAGEDY OF DOMNA VISVIZI
New York International Film Awards
New York
2020
Winner Best Scenorgaphy
THE TRAGEDY OF DOMNA VISVIZI
New York International Film Awards
New York
2020
Winner Best Romance
THE TRAGEDY OF DOMNA VISVIZI
New York International Film Awards
New York
2020
Grand Jury Award Winner Best Song
THE TRAGEDY OF DOMNA VISVIZI
Oniros Film Awards
New York
2020
WINNER Best Dance Choreography
THE TRAGEDY OF DOMNA VISVIZI
Osiris Film Awards
New York
2020
WINNER BEST EXPERIMENTAL FILM
THE TRAGEDY OF DOMNA VISVIZI
Oniros Film Awards
New York
2020
Honorable Mention Romance Film
THE TRAGEDY OF DOMNA VISVIZI
Los Angeles Film Awards
Los Angeles
2020
Honorable Mention
PANDEMIA
LAFA
Los Angeles
2020
Winner Best Dance Choreography
PANDEMIA
NYIFA
New York
2020
BEST PERFORMANCE, AUDIENCE FEEDBACK AWARD
PANDEMIA
Experimental Dance Music Festival
Toronto
2020
Silver Award Music Video
PANDEMIA
International Independent Film Awards - Spring Session
Los Angeles
2020
Best Music Video
PANDEMIA
Global Film Festival Awards
Los Angeles
2020
Featuring
PANDEMIA
Sicily Independent Film Awards
Sicily
2020
Silver Award Experimental
PANDEMIA
Hollywood Gold Awards
Hollywood, California
2020
Honorable Mention Experimental
PANDEMIA
Kosice International Monthly Film Fest
Kosice
2020
Honorable Mention
PANDEMIA
Oniros Film Awards
Saint-Vincent
2020
Winner Best Music Video
PANDEMIA
Sicily Indipendent Film Awards
Sicily
2020
Official Selection
PANDEMIA
Film Fest by Rogue Dancer
2020
Best Sound Design
PANDEMIA
Prague International Film Fest
Prague
Best Poster
PANDEMIA
Vesuvius International Film Fest
Best Music Video
THE TRAGEDY OF DOMNA VISVIZI
Sicily Independent Film Awards
Sicily
Birth Date
September 22, 1982
Nickname
Gianna
Birth City
Esslingen a/N
Current City
Hürth
Hometown
Cologne
Height
1,75 cm
Gender
Female
Eye Color
Brown
Zodiac Sign
Virgo
Multidisciplinary Artist