Metropolis of Boston Youth Dance Group

Niki Sokolove

Education

  • The Imperial Society of Teachers of Dance, London, England
    BA National Dance. July 1979 (Honors)
  • Metropolitan Opera Ballet School, New York, New York Not a diploma program
    Scholarship (3 yr.) under Margaret Crask and Alfredo Corvino

Profesional Training

  • Dora Stratou Theater, Athens, Greece
    Danced for three years with this, the equivalent of Greece's national folk dance company.

Work Experience

Diocese of Boston, 1989 to Present
Instructor - Director of Greek Dance and Folklore program

  • Under the auspices of His Eminence, Metropolitan Methodios, a program of Greek Dance and Folklore has been created, beginning with children of 7 years of age to young adults of 23 years of age. The program consists of three levels, which culminate in an advanced class, which is also a performing group of 30 members. This group has performed at various public and private celebrations. Total enrollment for the 2001-2002 school year is 160 students.
  • Additionally, three advanced students who have participated in the program from the beginning are presently teaching the program at three Greek schools under my guidance

Wentworth Institute, Boston MA

  • Lectured on and taught Greek folk dance as part of their cultural program

German Cultural Center, Peabody, MA (1982-1984)

  • Taught German Folk Dance and created a performing dance group with members of the center

Lykion ton Hellinidon, London, England

  • Taught Greek dances in classes for children, adults and also a professional dance group
  • Stages and choreographed performances for Lykio ton Hellinidon

Esher College, Esher, England (1973-1981)

  • Taught European folk dance at the beginner and intermediate level
  • Organized the dance section of cultural festivals and demonstrations

Leiden University, Leiden, Holland (1966-1972)

  • Created a Greek folk dance group which performed as part of Leiden University's cultural activities
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Updated on October 10, 2003