Maria Chelidoni

Actor, Extra, Model, Dancer, Singer,… more

Manchester, United Kingdom
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SOLDIER OF FORTUNE Unplugged

From our rehearsal. Summer 2018 Best Of studios Athens Greece.

01SOLDIER OF FORTUNE Unplugged
02if love is a red dress
03Birds die singing
04Back to Avalon
05Ironic & Fast Car by The Birds
06lost by the dawn
07High mountains - Endless oceans

Physical Attributes

Height:
165 cm / 5ft 5in
Weight:
62 kg / 136 lbs
Ethnicity:
White / Caucasian
Chest:
88 cm / 35 in
Skin color:
White
Waist:
80 cm / 31 in
Hips:
99 cm / 39 in
Dress size:
UK 10 / AUS 10 / US 6
Eye color:
Hazel
Hair color:
Brown
Hair length:
Long
Hair type:
Straight

Credits & experience

2020
  • Art School of Athens : Teacher of stage acting and Improvisation
  • "Theodoros Kolokotronis" stage production/Athens : AD
2019
  • US/BBc : Stand up Comedian
  • Emmerdale/itv : Nurse
2018
  • Run Kara - short film : Rosa Kostopoulos
  • Peaky Blinders-s5 ep4-5/BBC : Party Guest
2017
  • Furies-Euripides -with the students of the Art School of Crete : Teacher and director the Furies - Festival of students stage Productions
  • Art School of Crete/Greece : Teacher of stage acting and Improvisation
2015
  • Chicago the musical- Art school of Thessaloniki : Teacher and director of Chicago - with the students of the School
  • Art School of Thessaloniki/Greece : Teacher of stage acting and Improvisation
2014
  • Art School of Thessaloniki/Greece : Teacher of stage acting and Improvisation
2012
  • Korydallos Mens' Prisons/Athens : Workshop on Improvisation and Drama to prisoners including members in rehabilitation
2011
  • Theatre Academy of Helsinki : MA in Theatre Pedagogy
2009
  • Theatre Academy of Helsinki : Keith Johnston Improvisation/ Action Theatre Improvisation
2008
  • Theatre Academy : Bartenieff Fundamentals/ Laban method in somatics
2002
  • Chorokinisi School of Dance : Modern Dance/2 years course
2000
  • Drama School of Athens : BA in Acting
1999
  • Higher School of Drama "Arhi" : Stage Combat-Fencing (2year course)

Acting

Acting experience

Previous paid speaking roles


Languages
  • English
  • French
  • Finnish
  • Greek

Accents
  • UK English
  • USA California
  • USA New York
  • USA Southern
  • French
  • Greek
  • Indian
  • Middle Eastern
  • Russian
  • Spanish

2018: Peaky Blinders Tv series, season 5, ep.4 (in production)
2018: Rise and Shine (short/ in production) Growler films
2018: Teacher of Screen Acting - YAFTA, UK
2016-2017: Teacher of drama and Improvisation at the Art School of Crete (Greece)
2015-16: Drama Teacher at the Elementary Schools (Greece)
2013-2015: Drama Teacher at High School of Arts (Greece)
2014 "Invasion 1897" feature, d. Lanselot Imasuen -UK
2013 "Troades" Euripides, d. Mirka Yemenjaki - Greece
2011 As a teacher of theatre improvisation in the state rehabilitation centres (kethea).
2011 "Culture Shock" feature,d.Steve Balderson (post-production) - UK
2011 "Arkham Sanitarium" feature,d.Andrew Morgan (post-production) - UK
2011 "Evolyn" short, d.Joshua Dorfman - UK
2010 "SnowSpray" musical with the North Karelia College of Dance/Finland (stage production)
2010 "Trojan Women dance-drama" Theatre Academy of Helsinki (her direction, stage production)
2010 "Retro-me" musical interactive performance (her direction)
2009 "Bare Walls & Electricity" with the Theatre Academy of Helsinki (stage production)
2008 "Jiougerman" tv series, d.Grigoris Karandinakis (ANT1 tv, Greece)
2005-06 "Life takes notes" musical, d.Rodopi Kouvari (stage production)
2003 "Nifes" (Brides) feature, d.Pandelis Voulgaris
and others

Extras

Extras experience

Previous speaking roles


Modelling

Modeling experience

Part-time model - paid commercial work


She has worked with the school of art and design ?kto (as a model for the course of design) and also as a model with the photographer Maria Kappatou and the Fashion designer Evangelia Katsogiannou.

Music

Vocal ability

Lead singer


Vocal range

Alto


Singing styles
  • Pop
  • Rock

Favourite genres
  • Pop
  • Rock
  • Jazz

She has attended singing courses (traditional greek, spirituals and pop) for two years with her vocal coach Mirka Yiemenjaki as well as breathing technique with the method of Kathakali Indian Theatre for a period of 6 years coaching again Mirka Yiemenjaki. She has attended voice & singing seminars with Ulrik Barfod of Roy Hart Theatre. She has participated in live performances as a duet (The Birds) with her co-partner Alexis Kotsopoulos. She has written songs (lyrics and in some the music as well), two of them you can hear in her profile. She has also participated in several musicals with the Greek Theatrical Company "Morfes Ekfrasis" and with the dance School of Rodopi Kouvari in Athens/Greece. She plays the classical guitar on a basic level.

Dancing

Dancing ability

Expert


Dance styles
  • Contemporary
  • Folk
  • Latin American
  • Rock & Roll

Since 1997: teaching greek traditional dances and dance improvisation, dancing with several companies like "Dora Stratou" dance company/Greece and others. She has been dancing since the age of six and at the age of 9 she joined the group of thraditional dances of her area in Athens-Greece. She's been working professionally as a dancer since 1995 and as a choreographer since 2004. She has also studied contemporary dance and movement improvisation as well as Laban and Bartenieff Fundamentals method of somatics. She holds an MA in Theatre Pedagogy from Theatre Academy of Helsinki-Finland (department of Dance & Theatre Pedagogy). For her MA practice she directed and choreographed a dance-drama piece based on "Tojan Women" by the classic Euripides. She also teaches movement and theater improvisation to young children. She has worked worked with various schools and high education institutes of performing arts.

Film & Stage Crew

Runner or Assistant ability

Expert


Presenting

Languages
  • English
  • French
  • Finnish
  • Greek

Accents
  • UK English
  • USA California
  • USA New York
  • USA Southern
  • French
  • Greek
  • Indian
  • Middle Eastern
  • Russian
  • Spanish

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