Dimitrios lives in Athens and is a professional actor (Veaki School of Drama, Athens), an independent researcher on ancient Greek tragedy and a student of Greek Civilization Studies (Humanities, Hellenic Open University). As a professional he has participated in several festivals specializing in ancient Greek drama. Moreover, he recently completed an intensive vocational training course for and acquired a diploma in Occupational Therapy (assistant).
During his internship position at the Greek National Institution for the Rehabilitation of the Handicapped, he received deep knowledge and practical skills in motor, functional and cognitive rehabilitation in individuals with acquired neurological disorders. His interest in sociocultural work revolves around the remediation of mental disorders through dramatic healing procedures. Throughout his internship he managed to employ basic techniques of ancient Greek drama in the therapeutic process with notable results.
His vision is to create an alternative theatre-centric healing method that will help people with post traumatic stress disorder to reduce symptoms and improve function in their lives. The START program offered Dimitrios the opportunity to experience the ways sociocultural organizations in Germany are dealing with mental awareness through cultural activities, as well as key skills necessary to lay the foundations of his initiative in Greece.