Aggelos Hadjis

Dancer, Choreographer
He took his first dance lessons at Despina Grigoriadou’s dance school under Leonidas Erenides. He worked at the Tanz Forum in Cologne. He has performed leading roles in revivals of classical masterpieces in Greece and abroad, such as The sleeping beauty, Don Quixote, Cinderella [La cenerentola], The pirate [Le corsair], etc. During 1972-1999 he was a principal dancer with the GNO, participating in more than 90 productions and/or revivals of operas, operettas, musicals and ballets. He danced leading and standard roles in some 30 ballets, including: L'Arlesienne (Casado/Bizet), Walpurgis night (Gelodari/Mendelssohn), Don Quixote (Bokoeva/ Minkus), Giselle (Bokoeva/Adam), Captain Andreas Zeppos (Metsis/Theodorakis), Zorba the Greek (Massine/Theodorakis), Elektra (Ketten/Theodorakis), The cursed snake [To katarameno fidi] (Massine/Theodorakis), Coppélia (Metsis/Delibes), Romeo and Juliet (Massine/Prokofiev), Four last songs [Vier letzte Lieder] (van Dantzig/Strauss), Love, the Magician [El amor brujo] (Casado/de Falla), Chariots of Fire (Ketten/ Papathanasiou), etc. He also danced ballet segments in operas and operettas. His choreography work includes the ballets: Next day (1997/98), Paquita (1995/96), The Spirit of the Rose [Le Spectre de la rose] (1992 to 1993) and La Bayadère (1991/92). He choreographed ballet segments for several operas and operettas, including: Apaches of Athens [Oi apahides ton Athinon], The godson [O vaftistikos], The Wise Girl [Die Kluge], Queen of Spades [Pique Dame], House of the three girls [Das Dreimädelhaus], Carmen and The Bat [Die Fledermaus]. He collaborated with many Greek and foreign choreographers. He has choreographed classics, musicals, television series, etc. He was a bosom friend with director Giannis Dalianidis. He played in a Mega Channel television series (1992), as well as in three Greek films (1969, 1982, 1987). From 2014 onwards, he lives in isolation on the Saronic islet of Aspida.