Alexandros Marinis has been dancing ballroom and Greek folk dances since his young years and took several seminars on the dancing field. He is the person that introduced Lindy Hop to the Greek audience in wide range. He is a founding member of Lindy Hop Greece and responsible for the spread of the dance in Greece. He started as a student of Michael Widmer and later he was trained by highly recognized teachers abroad. He is the main organizer of almost every big event of Lindy Hop Greece, like the notorious Swing ‘n’ Swim. He is dancing, choreographing and teaching in Thessaloniki , in Greece and around Europe. The Christmas of 2011 he taught with Sonia Ortega (Spain) in Athens and in September 2014 with Valerie Salstrom at Torino Swing Festival. From 2012 he start teaching internationally, first in 5 cities in Switzerland with his dance partner Loukaki Christina. After that he taught several times in Switzerland, Italy, Germany, Sweden Netherlands, England.... The biggest recognition came when in the summer of 2014 he taught with Christina Loukaki at Herrang Dance Camp. He is also been occupied with personal development trainings in Greece and the Netherlands at Olde Vechte Foundation at International Synergy Network. He is a Youth Worker in Global Soma, NGO in Greece and works as a personal development trainer, Certificated Rolfer, life coach to groups of kids, youngsters and adults around Europe.
Christina Loukaki (Greece)
Christina Loukaki was born in Creta and she is a student of English Philolgy and Literature at the Aristotle universitiy of Thessaloniki. She had her first experience with dance in the age of 4. She started with rhythmic gymnastics and a year later with Cretan folk dances that she later taught. She was a professional dancer for almost nine years. Later she danced latin ballroom dances and salsa participating in seminars abroad and Argentine Tango. In 2007 she started Lindy Hop because it was fun but later she fell completely in love with the energy and musicality of the dance. Since that time, she is a fanatic lindy hopper! Her training started as Michael Widmer´s student and later continued in seminars, classes abroad, by highly recognized teachers. She is teaching, choreographing and dances for Lindy Hop Greece in Switzerland, Italy and Sweden. The biggest regognition came when in the summer of 2014 she taught with Alex Marinis at Herrang Dance Camp. She worked with kids in Summer Camps for 3 years where she used experiential learning as a method. She is experienced with kids and youngsters. Now she´s living in Stockholm and works for Chicago Swing Dance Studio one of the most known studios in the world!