Stella Michailidou lives and works in Thessaloniki. She is a graduate of the Aristotle University Department of Physical Education and the National Theater School of Northern Greece. She is trained in classical and modern dance and has taken part in seminars on Physical Theater, Butoh, Contact Improvisation, African Dance, Body Mind Centering and Feldenkrais both in Greece and abroad. She has worked with alternative forms of exercise such as Pilates, holistic exercise and Yoga.
Stella writes and directs plays, primarily for children and young people. She choreographs and directs the movement in theatrical productions and she has been teaching movement and dance courses at the Thessaloniki Aristotle University Theater Department since 1999. She has taught similar courses at the National Theater school of Northern Greece and at many seminars.
In the capacities listed above, but also as an actor, Stella has been collaborating with the Experimental Art Stage Peiramatiki since 1989 as well as with the National Theater of Northern Greece and municipal theaters. She has choreographed and acted in more than thirty productions.
She has written pieces for radio broadcast, lyrics for theatrical productions and stories in collaboration with children. She has also written three plays: Walking in the Forest (1992), Ro’s Dream (1996) and Tzitzimitsihotziria (2005) that have been put on by the Experimental Art Stage Peiramatiki, the Patra Municipal Community Theater (Patra and Veroia) and by many other professional and amateur theater groups all over Greece as well as at festivals abroad.
The above works are in circulation, published by Epomenos Stathmos Press.
Stella has also written fairytales in free verse: Stories About Black Cats (2003, Epomenos Stathmos), Menios the Doted on Donkey (2010, En Plo) and the double publication: Little Stories About Great Loves/Astrimali-Rodalali (2011, En Plo)
She directed and choreographed her plays: Tzitzimitsihotziria (2005-2006) and Ro’s Dream (2007) (Experimental Art Stage Peiramatiki) as well as A. Adamopoulou’s play: O Simigdalenios (2009, N.T.N.G.). In 2011 she undertook the direction of the Iliad’s Ψ Rhapsody, as translated by D. N. Maronitis, which was presented at the National Theater narrated by Olia Lazaridou and a group of students from Aristotle University.
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