What do you do?
I’m currently a student at QUT in my third year studying Psychology and Justice. From growing up listening to music every day, it was something that I always wanted to take up. When I turned 15 I took on dj-ing where my first gig was at The Greek Club at a private event.
From being brought up in a Greek culture, I started dancing at the age of 8 and I am still dancing to this day as a Hellenic Dancer, who will be performing throughout the weekend at Paniyiri Greek Festival. Paniyiri has always been a weekend I look forward to, from working in the drink van with my father from when I was 10.
However, over the years, I have been involved in dancing, working in the Hellenic dancers’ sweet stall and also at Goya’s drink stall. Also during the week, between uni studies, dj-ing, dancing and other commitments, I work at my uncle’s business, Aromas head office/ roastery.
Why do you do it?
I constantly involve myself in activates associated with the Greek community, as i love being Greek, even though I am second generation Greek Australian.
What do you love about the city you live in?
It constantly changes…. Offering great entertainment and cultural events (including the Paniyiri)
Where did you go for your last holiday?
Due to having so many commitments throughout the year, I am yet to travel overseas….. So, my holidays usually are within Australia. My last holiday was in Sydney to see a Greek singer.
What's your favourite item of clothing? Why?
Ahhhhhhh, this is a question to ask my mother. I have now taken over her walk in wardrobe because everything doesn’t fit in mine. She keeps complaining that I need to throw away shirts and jeans every time I get new clothes. So that pretty much explains my addiction to fashion.
What was your favourite TV show when you were a kid?
Didn’t really watch much tv as a kid. Simpsons.
If you could travel back in time for a day, where would you go?
Going back to when there was no technology...
If we were coming over to your place, what would you cook us?
Well I wouldn’t cook, my mother would have taken the past two days off work to cook a Greek/ Cypriot feast….
What's the best lesson you've ever learned?
Be patient and to work hard, because it will pay off
Tell us one thing about yourself that nobody else knows.
I’m still an altar boy.
Are you happy with your work/ life balance?
Even though I still struggle to balance work/ life and uni, it keeps me on my toes....Especially when Paniyiri is coming up in the next month, a lot of preparation is being done now, so balancing uni and work with these commitments is tough, but I like the challenge.
How do you define success?
When an individual achieves a desired aim
What's your spirit animal?
Even though my friends call me a dugong, unknown to what animal I am, I took a test online- it says the test best describes me as a wolverine.