Multidisciplinary Director & Artist
I am a multidisciplinary awarded director, dancer, actress and choreographer of Greek origins 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 directors of our music and film production company "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 50 awards amongst which I was honoured six 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), BEST ENSEMBLE (GRAND JURY AWARD, New York International Film Awards), BEST FEMALE PERFORMANCE (MP 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.
Honorable Mention
THE TRAGEDY OF DOMNA VISVIZI
Athens Inernational Monthly Art Film Festival
Athens
2021
Best Sound Design (Award of Merit)
THE TRAGEDY OF DOMNA VISVIZI
Vegas Movie Awards
Las Vegas
2021
Best Voice Over (Award of Merit)
THE TRAGEDY OF DOMNA VISVIZI
Vegas Movie Awards
Las Vegas
2021
Best Choreography (Award of Prestige)
THE TRAGEDY OF DOMNA VISVIZI
Vegas Movie Awards
Las Vegas
2021
Best Duo (Award of Prestige)
THE TRAGEDY OF DOMNA VISVIZI
Vegas Movie Awards
Las Vegas
2021
Best Romance Film (Award of Prestige)
THE TRAGEDY OF DOMNA VISVIZI
Vegas Movie Awards
Las Vegas
2021
Official Selection
PANDEMIA
Lift OFF Global Network Berlin
Berlin
2021
Best Music Video 2021
PANDEMIA
Madrid Film Awards
Madrid
2021
Winner Music Contest (monthly competition) selected for the annuel
PANDEMIA
Bridge Fest
2021
Honorable Mention Best Sound Design
THE TRAGEDY OF DOMNA VISVIZI
Oniros Film Awards
New York
2020
Best Scenography
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
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
Official Selection
PANDEMIA
Film Fest by Rogue Dancer
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
Winner Best Music Video
PANDEMIA
Sicily Indipendent Film Awards
Sicily
2020
Winner Best Dance Choreography
PANDEMIA
NYIFA
New York
2020
Honorable Mention
PANDEMIA
LAFA
Los Angeles
2020
Winner Best Experimental
PANDEMIA
Top Shorts
USA
2020
Honorable Mention
PANDEMIA
Oniros Film Awards
Saint-Vincent
2020
Audience Award BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY
THE TRAGEDY OF DOMNA VISVIZI
Experimental Dance & Music Film Festival
Toronto
BEST INSPIRATIONAL FILM
THE TRAGEDY OF DOMNA VISVIZI
New York Film Awards
New York
BEST INSPIRATIONAL FILM 2021
THE TRAGEDY OF DOMNA VISVIZI
WSXA - International
Barcelona
Honorable Mention BEST POSTER
THE TRAGEDY OF DOMNA VISVIZI
Art Film Awards
Skopia
Honorable Mention BEST MUSIC VIDEO
THE TRAGEDY OF DOMNA VISVIZI
Art Film Awards
Skopia
Honorable Mention BEST EXPERIMENTAL FILM
THE TRAGEDY OF DOMNA VISVIZI
Art Film Awards
Skopia
Honorable Mention Best Director
THE TRAGEDY OF DOMNA VISVIZI
Art Film Awards
Skopia
Best Actress
THE TRAGEDY OF DOMNA VISVIZI
Art Film Awards
Skopia
Best Original Story
THE TRAGEDY OF DOMNA VISVIZI
Imagine Rain Film Awards
BEST VOICE OVER
THE TRAGEDY OF DOMNA VISVIZI
Imagine Rain Film Awards
BEST INSPIRATIONAL SHORT
THE TRAGEDY OF DOMNA VISVIZI
Imagine Rain Film Awards
BEST ROMANCE FILM
THE TRAGEDY OF DOMNA VISVIZI
Imagine Rain Film Awards
Best Music Video
THE TRAGEDY OF DOMNA VISVIZI
Oasis Inter Film Festival
Bombay
Best Romance Short Film
THE TRAGEDY OF DOMNA VISVIZI
Global Film Awards
Los Angeles
Best Actress
THE TRAGEDY OF DOMNA VISVIZI
Global Film Awards
Los Angeles
Best Inspirational Film
THE TRAGEDY OF DOMNA VISVIZI
Filmcon Awards
Best Music Video
THE TRAGEDY OF DOMNA VISVIZI
Sicily Independent Film Awards
Sicily
Winner Audience Award - 2021
PANDEMIA
Bridge Fest
Vancouver
Winner Music Contest 2021
PANDEMIA
Bridge Fest
Vancouver
Official Selection
PANDEMIA
Lift OFF Global Network Tokyo
Tokyo
Honorable Mention Experimental Short Film
PANDEMIA
Hollywood Goldan Age Festival
New York
Best Music Video
PANDEMIA
Platonic Film Competition
Best Poster
PANDEMIA
Vesuvius International Monthly Film Fest
Best Sound Design
PANDEMIA
Prague International Film Fest
Prague
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 Director & Artist