Meet our teachers
Anna DimitratouArtistic Director - Bollywood Dance Teacher
Anna Dimitratou is an Actress, Dancer, Choreographer, Bollywood and Middle Eastern Dances Teacher, Founder of the 1st Bollywood Dance Academy Greece, Director of Artistic Studio Oriental Expression and Organizer of the only Bollywood & Multicultural Dance Festival in Greece. She is also the President of the “Oriental Expression Awards” that organizes annual International Bellydance and Bollywood Dance Competitions in Greece. She conducts Bollywood Dance seminars across the globe and she was the first Greek teacher to be invited in India to teach in Universities, Colleges and Dance schools, as well as to perform in various shows. She is the leader of the greatest professional Bollywood Dance team in Greece. With her team they have made several appearances in Greek television shows and made it to the semifinals of “Greece Got Talent 2017”. Moreover, she has created the “Be a Bollywood Dance Professor” Program, that offer students Professionals Diplomas in collaboration with Indian Master Teachers. Don’t miss the opportunity to learn from the most renowned Dance Teacher in Greece!
Sumon RudraCreative Manager - Bollywood Dance Teacher
Sumon Rudra is an Indian choreographer, teacher and performer currently based in Athens, Greece. He holds two diplomas in Contemporary dance and is the first Indian dancer to receive a Diploma in Contemporary Dance from the Ministry of Culture, Greece in 2017. Apart from Contemporary dance, he specializes in Bollywood dance. He introduced Bollywood dance in “So You Think You Can Dance Greece” and choreographed the Semifinals and Grand Finale of the show. He, along with the professional team from the 1st Bollywood Dance Academy Greece were the first Bollywood dance group to make it to the semifinals of Greece Got Talent in 2017. Sumon is teaching and Choreographing Bollywood dance and contemporary dance classes in various dance schools in Athens. He is also extensively traveling, teaching workshops and performing in various dance festivals in all over Europe. He has taught over 60 dance workshops in 25 cities worldwide.
Kleoniki KarachaliouBharatanatyam Teacher
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” (2017-2018).
Rafaella KonstantopoulouBollywood Dance Teacher
Rafaella was born and raised in Athens. Her first contact with dance came at the age of four, starting ballet. Afterwards, she became involved in athletics championships, winning Panhellenic and International honors in the field, in which she also took on the role of coach. Afterwards, she engaged in various types of dance such as contemporary, commercial, high heels, Bharatanatyam and oriental. Her engagement with Bollywood began in 2017 at the 1st Bollywood Dance Academy Greece where she attended numerous classes with Anna Dimitratou, Sumon Rudra and Kleoniki Karachaliou as well as workshops with renowned dancers and choreographers (Anna Dimitratou, Sumon Rudra, Naz Choudhury, Carolina Rubio, Kleoniki Karahaliou, Kinga Malec, Lavesh Pritmani, Pavan Prasad et al.) She completed her studies at the 1st Bollywood Dance Academy Greece, where she obtained her diploma in 2022. She has participated in TV shows (Greece Got Talent) and TV shows (Weekend with Manesis, Proiniatika, Ela Hamogela etc.) as well as in various Video Clips of well-known Indian singers. Notable is her presence dancing for the Prime Minister of India, Narendra Modi.
Anna NikoloudakiBollywood Dance Teacher
Anna was born and raised in Piraeus. At the age of 9 she started dancing with Latin, hip-hop & oriental lessons for 2 years. Then she became a member of the 1st Bollywood Dance Academy in 2018, under the influence of her teachers, Anna Dimitratou and Sumon Rudra. She is still taking classes in classical Indian Bharatanatyam dance with Kleoniki Karahaliou, since 2019. She has attended workshops with renowned Indian and European dancers such as Hemant Devara, Shampa Gopikrishna, Kumar Sharma, Kinga Malec, Chase Constantino, and morec. In recent years, she is a member of the professional team of the Academy and participates in events, weddings shows and flashmobs. In 2022, she got her diploma as a bollywood teacher. In 2023, she won with the duet ``Thumka Queens`` the first place in the competition of the 9th Bollywood & Multicultural Dance Festival, with her own choreography in the Group of the year category.
Elisavet DakoutrouBallet Teacher
Elisavet was born and raised in Athens where she began classical ballet lessons at an early age. She begins her studies in classical and modern dance and in 2006 she graduates from the Higher Professional School of Dance N. Kontaxakis. In the continuation of its course he also discovers Fusion bellydance by attending countless seminars by Greek and foreign teachers. She has been teaching classical and modern dance since 2006 and fusion bellydance since 2015 until today while also dancing and choreographing participating in numerous festivals and performances. She also continues her dance development by attending intensive seminars abroad such as the Trinity Laban Dance summer school in London. Her goal when teaching is to promote students' confidence and creativity while building strong technique and artistry.