ORGINISER ‘S PROFIL
The Director of Cultural Organization “Dance Challenge” is Ms Nina Drakou, active dancer, member of International Dance Organization (I.D.O.), International Dance Union (I.D.U.), Conseil International de la Danse – UNESCO (C.I.D.), World Artistic Dance Federation (W.A.D.F.) and actively contributes to the dance research.
Nina Drakou was born in Thessaloniki. She grew up in Athens and studied at the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens with postgraduate studies. She married in Kalamata where he has been living for the last 10 years and she has a son.
Her engagement with the dance began 20 years ago. She knows all kinds of dances, Greek, Latin, Ballroom, etc. She focused on the International Latin category with her first coaches Galena Velikova, Ilian Metodiev, Zhivo Yankov, who are now well-known International Dance Judges. She continues to be an active athlete dancer in various DanceSport competitions in Greece and abroad with distinctions in category 3 Dance Open Latin International Adult and Greek championship in the category Open Latin Adult Pro-Am.
In October 2017 she began various dance events in the city of Kalamata where she continues up to today with full of success. Her love for dancing gave birth to the idea of establishing the ‘Dance Challenge’ Association in Kalamata with actions aimed at the development and upgrading of the dancing level of this ‘city of dance’, the promotion of dancing items, as well as the special preparation of the athletes dancers for Competitions (in groups, solos, couples). Always with the cooperation of all Dance Schools of the City and under the support of the CID-UNESCO International Dance Council of the Kalamata Department.