Fokas Evaggelinos

Dancer, Choreographer
He was born in Neohori of Messolonghi. He began studying dance at the school of Kiki Maniati and in 1989 he graduated from the State School of Orchestral Art. His teachers were, among others, Dora Tsatsos, Zouzou Nikoloudi, Yiannis Metsis, Galina Bokoeva, Gess Michov, Leonidas Erenidis, Sofia Spiratou, etc. As a dancer he participated in dance groups (Haris Mandafounis dance company, Airesi Team, etc.), while in 1987 he collaborated with the Art Theatre in The Birds [Ornithes] by Aristophanes, directed by George Lazanis, with music by Manos Hadjidakis (Philippi and Delphi Ancient Theatres, Odeon of Herodes Atticus) . He began his course as a choreographer in 1991. He is a member of the Royal Academy of Dance RAD-ISTD. In 1996 he created a School of Dance and he regularly directs and choreographs plays for charity. Since 2002 he teaches at the National Theatre of Greece Drama School. The Center for the Study and Research of Greek Theatre gave him the dance award “Kula Pratsika” (2005) for the choreography of the works Helen, who?, directed by Michalis Reppas / Thanasis Papathanasiou and Lysistrata by Aristophanes, directed by Kostas Tsianos (National Theatre of Greece). He has directed and choreographed theatrical performances for the National Theatre, the Athens and Epidaurus Festival, the Free Theatre, as well as for dance groups. Similarly, he has directed and/or choreographed films, television programs and series, music award ceremonies, video clips, as well as global art events, such as the Eurovision contests (2006), the opening and closing ceremonies of the Special Olympics World Games (Athens, 2011), etc. He collaborated once with the GNO as a choreographer, in the production of the operetta Die lustige Witwe (2011/12). // Last update of the biography: April 2020 - The list of the productions below is continually updated.