Vassia was born and raised in Athens. She studied management (Athens University of Economics and Business) and acting and theater (Dilos Drama School). The two fields converged within a master’s program in conflict/disaster management (Netherlands, Belgium, Indonesia), specializing in the role of art and the potential for both individual and community within crisis and liminal situations.
As a performance maker, her practice oscillates between physical theater and dance. She closely collaborated with Teater Garasi, a multi-disciplinary artist collective based in Yogyakarta, Indonesia; there, she co-created and performed in several productions.
Seeing theater and dance as a pathway towards active citizenship and community participation, Vassia designed and facilitated workshops in Tanzania, Indonesia and Greece for groups of diverse ages, background and needs. Her work “Street Horizons” for the 2017 Athens Festival explored ways to reside and move our bodies within urban settings.