Stella Michailidou lives and works in Thessaloniki. She teaches Movement and Dance at the School of Drama of the Faculty of Fine Arts at the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki.
Stella writes and directs plays, primarily for children and young people and she choreographs and directs the movement in theatrical productions. In the capacities listed above, but also as an actor, Stella has collaborated with the Experimental Art Stage as well as with the National Theater of Northern Greece and municipal theaters.
She directed and choreographed her plays: Tzitzimitsihotziria (Experimental Art Stage, 2005-2006 & Municipal Theatre of Kalamaria, 2013-2014), Ro’s Dream (Experimental Art Stage, 2007), Walking in the Forest (Municipal Regional Theatre of Kavala, 2013). She also directed and choreographed A. Adamopoulos’ play Made of Semolina (National Theatre of Northern Greece, 2009). In 2011 she undertook the direction of the Iliad’s Ψ Rhapsody, as translated by D.N. Maronitis, which was presented at the National Theater narrated by Olia Lazaridou and a group of students from Aristotle University. Furthermore, she supervised the presentation of her play Menios, the Spoilt Donkey (Stoa tou bibliou, 2010-2011).
In 1997 the record company Lyra released a CD with short texts, music and songs from the first productions of her plays staged at the Experimental Art Stage: Walking in the Forest and Ro’s Dream.
Her plays have been staged by many professional theatre groups: the Municipal Regional Theatres of Patras, Veroia, Kavala, Chalkida; the Experimental Art Stage, Nautilus theatre group, Diadromes Theatre, Little Theatre of Larissa etc. They have also been staged by amateur dramatic groups all over Greece as well as in various festivals abroad.
Her stories Polyxeni and Isadora Duck are going to be published soon.
Menios, the Spoilt Donkey, 2007
Ro’s Dream, 1997
Walking in the Forest, 1992