Anna Dimitratou

Actress, Bollywood and Middle Eastern Dances Teacher, Pilates’ trainer,

Artistic Director of Artistic Studio Oriental Expression, founder of the 1st Bollywood Dance Academy Greece and member of committees at Panhellenic Bollywood and Oriental Competitions.

Anna Dimitratou was born in Athens. She studied theater in Iasmos Drama School and she awarded her diploma in 2003. She got involved with physical theater for many years and attended many workshops given by many teachers like, Kostas Filippoglou, Lilo Baur, Marcello Magni, Esther Gonzalez, John Wright, Tapa Sudana etc.

During that time she got involved with dancing. For many years she was taught contemporary, classic, modern dance and eastern dances like Oriental, Indian and Bollywood.

She has also a diploma in Pilates (Basi) and she is a Pilates’s trainer. Also she has developed her own training project that combines Pilates with oriental dance, called “orientalates”. She has designed many choreographies (Βοllywood, Oriental, Contemporary) as much for performances and shows of the studio as for series and theatrical plays. She also teaches theatrical game and physical theater to children, teenagers and adults and instructs various workshops in many cities of Greece and abroad.

In 2013, she creates the 1st Bollywood Dance Academy Greece. On April of 2013 she organizes the 1st Bollywood Flash mob in Greece, at Kerameikos Square, guided by the celebration of the World Dance Day. A very big event for 2013 and 2014 was the creation of a new institute in Greece, the 1st (2013) and the 2nd (2014) “Bollywood and Multicultural Dance Festival”. The Festivals (under the Aegis of the Ministry of Culture and Sports and the International Dance council CID- Unesco), were organized by Artistic Studio Oriental Expression, in collaboration with the Indo- Hellenic Society of Culture and Development (ELINEPA), with Anna Dimitratou as the creative manager.

Anna has presented the Bollywood dance numerous times on Greek TV shows like, “Ellate” on Antenna Channel, “Omorfos Kosmos2 “ on Mega Channel, “Nistikoi Praktores”, “Mila” on Star Channel, “Fthis Tv”, “Magazino Live” with Kim Kilian, “Koritsia stin priza” on Zoom channel, latest at “Eleni” with Eleni Menegaki, as well as on many Evening news Broadcasts, magazines and newspapers.

In September of 2013 she accepted the proposition from the great director Lilo Baur and performed at “Lakme” which was performed at Opera De Lausanne (5 shows), where she also taught the dancers basic steps and syllabus of Indian and Middle Eastern dances. Anna also participated in the following shows of “Lakme” which were held in January 2014 at Opera Comique of Paris.

2015 was a significant year. Under her artistic direction 3rd Bollywood and Multicultural Dance Festival was held on July 2015, at Technopolis – City of Athens, under the aegis of International Dance council CID- Unesco and Greek National tourism Organisation (GNTO).

One more significant point was also and the 1st Greek Production Bollywood Musical “India – The Land of Love”, that was presented for the first time, under her coordination and artistic direction, within the 3rd Festival. More than 50 dancers participated and the basic roles had Anna alongside with the famous Indian choreographer and teacher George Jacob, actor Giorgos Hraniotis (narrator), George Tomboulis and Kleoniki Karachaliou.

Highlight of the year was her trip to India that lasted 2 months, were she was invited to teach and perform Bollywood as also Oriental, in schools, colleges, univercities, dance groups and dance schools.

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