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Aphrodite is an actor, actor trainer and practitioner-researcher. She holds a PhD on Actor Training from Goldsmiths College, University of London (2019). Her practice-based PhD research explores ways to awaken the actor’s emotional expressivity through movement, breath, and rhythm/musicality.
As an actor, she trained at Drama Centre London, the Vakhtangov Institute in Moscow, and Delos Drama School (Athens, Greece). She has also travelled around Europe to attend workshops and train at places such as the Odin Teatret, the Grotowski Institute, and the Workcenter of J. Grotowski and T. Richards.
Aphrodite is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy and in addition to her PhD she holds the following degrees: PGCERT for the Management of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education (Goldsmiths, University of London), MA Acting (Drama Centre London), BA Acting (Delos Drama School, Athens, Greece), BA Theatre Studies (University of Peloponnese, Greece).
Aphrodite is highly interested in the intersections between theory and practice. Her teaching practice focuses on acting and devising while her research interests include physical theatre, acting pedagogy, and the psychophysical. Prior to joining the Bucks New University team, she taught at Goldsmiths College (University of London) and the University of Winchester.