The people


Marilena Triantafyllidou is a founding member and artistic director of Artika Theatre Company (2006), director, actress, and has been teaching modern singing for since 2004. Her training includes studies in theatre, singing, higher music theory and voice therapy.
She started working as an actress in professional theatre performances in 2001, in Greece and abroad (Austria, 2004-2005). As a singer she has participated in various concerts.
Since 2013 she started directing performances for early years children, many of which have been presented at international festivals abroad. In 2022 she directed together with Katerina Alexaki the performance “Camp 22” for teenagers and adults, which took place in the framework of the programme “;All Greece one Culture”. In the autumn of 2023, she undertook the task to translate into Greek the book “Mapping. The Research”, the first book in the Greek literature on Theatre for the Very Young (THEPNI), published by Kapa Editions.
She is currently directing Artika’s new production entitled “Shall we dance?” and is involved in the organization of the 2nd International Theatre and Performing Arts Festival for Young Audiences 0-6, “From the Beginning” to be held in Athens in May 2025.
In 2023 she became a member of the Board of the Association of Non-Profit Theatres and has been a member of the Association of Greek Actors since 2008. She dances Argentine tango, speaks English and French and is also a graduate of the Business Department of the American College of Greece.
She is the proud mother of a wonderful boy.

Katerina Alexaki is a theatre practitioner since 1997. She is a founding member of Artika Theatre Company and Community and Educational programs Coordinator at Eclipses Group Theater New York. She created many theatre workshops for adults and children in Athens and in New York where she lived for ten years and she also has worked as an educator at the Academy of Greek Education in New York. Her work as a director and actress includes classical and contemporary plays, musicals, performance as well as theatre for very young children and it has been presented on stages in both countries and in international festivals. She has studied acting and directing in Greece (National Theater of Greece, Arhi Drama School) and in New York (BA in Theater, Queens College, CUNY, MA in Applied Theater, S.P.S., CUNY and MEd in Educational Theater, City College, CUNY). She is a graduate student at
the Theatre Department of EKPA and she is a Drama Therapist candidate at the Aion Drama Therapy Center.
She is a proud mother of twin girls.

Vasilis Kazis is an actor, musician composer and songwriter. He has given many live concerts around Greece as a guitarist and a singer and he has composed the music for various theatrical performances. 
He is a member of Artika Theatre Company since 2014 when he first wrote the music for the performance ‘Goodnight Day’. For the last two years he is performing as a musician, actor and composer at one of the latest performances of Artika called “Something like a garden”.

Kleoniki Karachaliou was born in Athens in 1981. She studied acting in Nelly Karra’s Dramatic School and Indian classic dance in Greece, France and India. As an actress, she has collaborated with the National Theatre, the “Labeti” Theatre, the Megaron Concert Hall, the “Morfes Ekfrasis” Theatre, and the “Mavromichali Studio” Theatre. During the last two years she is a member of the Artika company, performing in theatrical acts for infants.
​She attended seminars regarding educational drama and music-movement education with Dimitris Adam (director) and Eleni Karagiorgi (actress and director), the Orff Approach with Thomas Kindinis (actor and director) and Maria Filianou (musician, at the National Conservatoire in Nea Smirni). Furthermore, she attended dance courses regarding dance for infants with Vitoria Kotsalou (dancer and choreographer).
She teaches educational drama and music-movement education at “Morfes Ekfrasis” Theatre/Company (2007-2014), “Athenaeum Conservatoire” (2014-2016), Lia Delimichali’s foreign languages school in Salamina (2014-today), “Filarakia” pre-school (2015-today) and at “Happy Mornings” pre-school (2016-today). Besides, she is Indian dance instructor at “Artistic Studio Oriental Expression” (2014-today) and at “Ayurveda Hellas Centre” (2017-today).


George Agiannitis Pavlopoulos is a light designer

Maria Baloutsou is a graduate of the Department of Theatre Studies in the University of Patras, as well as the School of Physical Theatre in London, where she mastered in Le Qoq’s method. Recently she completed her retraining in Kapodistriako University of Athens in the
department in Special Education.
She is a member of the theatrical company Ab Ovo and also one of the creators of Bob Theatre Festival, the only festival for young theatre groups. Alongside, she’s been trained in street theatre, joggling and stilts, by HELIX, where she performed in numerous shows starting in 2005, and also in an Improvisation company along with Lambros Fisfis.
She’s been working in theatre, tv and cinema since 2005.
In 2002 she began working as a theatre teacher in schools and other educational organizations and performed several shows for kids, as well as a shadow player in the side of Ilias Karellas.
She has been collaborating with Artika Theatre Company since 2021.

Georgia Bourda Set & Costume Designer, Bachelor and master’s Degree in Drama & Theatre Studies (Subject:Set and costume design) in Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (AUTH) / Faculty of Fine Arts / Theatre department (2006). Bachelor’s degree of Music in Piano Performance, Municipal Conservatory of Thessaloniki (2001). She has worked as a Set & Costume Designer, at Athens & Epidaurus Festival of Greece, National Theatre of Northern Greece (N.T.N.G.), Theatre of Ancient Olympia, Theatre tou Neou Kosmou, National Opera of Greece, Olympia Munipicial Music Theatre “Maria Callas” Michael Cacoyannis Foundation, Theatre Chora, Thessaly Theater, Municipal Peripheral Theatreof Komotini (MU.PE.THE), Apo Mixanis Theatre, 104 Theatre in collaborations
with the directors: P. Dentakis, Th. Chalkias, V. Nikolaidi, I.Sideri, I. Leontaris, Th.Zeriti, E.Merkouri, I. Sarakatsanis, D.Adami, D. Finitsis, F. Gemtou, M. Magkanari, M. Skoufou, K.Markellos in Athens and Thessaloniki, in short movies and TV commercials. Permanent
collaboration with the Theatrical Group of Deaf “Crazy Colors” from 2013. Also, permanent collaborator of Thiasos Kanigunda. She has worked as assistant of Set & Costume Designer with the Onassis Cultural Centre, Athens & Epidaurus Festival of Greece, Pallas Theatre, Theatre de la Ville (Paris), Theatre Amore. She has been awarded of 27th, 28th & 29th Theatrical Competitions of Municipality Zografou and 13tr Festival Theatre of Korinthos. Also, has worked as a teacher in courses of Set & Costume Designer, history of theatre and cinema in public and private institutions.

Νatasa Efstathiadi is a visual artist living and working in Athens. She studied art at the Athens School of Fine Arts and has participated in many group shows in Greece and abroad, and in one solo show at CAN gallery in Athens, in 2014. Since 2011 she has been a member of the art collective Arbit City Group which focuses mainly on issues relating to public space and the collective unconscious. Natasa studied scenography under Andreas Sarantopoulos at Vakalo School, as well as furniture making at Sivitanidios School.

Olga Evaggelidou is a costume designer born in Athens in 1988. She graduated from the Fine Arts Department of the Athens School of Fine Arts (2006-12) where she continued her studies at the Master of Fine Arts (2014-16) with a scholarship from the Onassis Foundation (2015-16). From 2012 to 2014 she studied at the Fashion Department of the Royal Academy of Fine Arts in Antwerp. She is a PhD candidate at the Department of Art History and Theory of the ASFA (2017-present) and received a scholarship from the Hellenic Foundation for Research and Innovation (2019-2022, 2nd Call for PhD Candidates). Her PhD thesis is entitled “Women’s fashion and beauty standards in the Aegean. The case of Syros (1789-1850)”. Her research interests and visual art work focus on costume, clothing and the history of fashion. In 2019 she received the Artworks Award (2nd Artists’ Support Programme of Stavros Foundation), while in 2011 she was awarded the first prize in the Young Fashion Designers’ Competition (Next Generation) at Athens Fashion Week.