Nikoletta Polydorou (PhD)
Nikoletta Polydorou is a Choir Conductor with a PhD in Music Education. Upon her return in Cyprus, she works as a Scientific Collaborator at European University Cyprus. She has also been the Director of the Music program at the Foundation of Cultural Creativity for Children and Youth in Larnaca (2011-2016). Since 2011, Nikoletta is the Music Instructor of Faneromeni schools within the “Project for the Confrontation of School Failure and Functional Illiteracy in Education Priority Zones (ZEP)”. Through these years, she has established a good relationship with the Faneromeni community. She has the general supervision of Sistema Cyprus.
Petros Stylianou studied Symphonic and Operatic Conducting at the St. Petersburg Rimsky-Korsakov State Conservatory. Petros collaborated with various symphony orchestras in Russia, Germany, Greece and Cyprus, such as the Symphony Orchestra of Opera and Ballet Theatre of St. Petersburg State Conservatory, St Petersburg Youth Symphony Orchestra and the Greek Radio National Symphony Orchestra. He had his debut with the Cyprus Symphony Orchestra in November 2016. Petros worked also as an Assistant Conductor at the Cyprus Youth Symphony Orchestra in various Symphonic and Operatic productions. His responsibilities in Sistema Cyprus focus on the artistic supervision of the education aspect, rehearsals with the orchestra, chamber groups, sectionals, working with soloists and choir and conduct general stage rehearsals and performances.
Artistic Director and Conductor
Myria Kkali (PhD)
Myria is a young academic with a PhD in Marketing. Myria is the Academic Director of the Cyprus Institute of Marketing where she monitors academic curriculum as well as teaching quality levels. She is a lecturer in marketing, behavioural studies, global marketing as well as social marketing. Myria’s work experience in industry include media sales and customer relations. Myria’s business knowledge skills and links to the Cypriot business sector as well as her knowledge of social marketing are utilised in Sistema Cyprus in the efforts to acquire funds from the private sector, identifying stakeholders and the way in which they impact targets and goals set by Sistema Cyprus. Apart from fund sourcing, Myria’s responsibilities include communications, PR and social marketing to ensure exposure of Sistema’s theory of change.
Communication and Management Officer
Marios Antoniou, PhD
Marios is a teacher, a scholar and an activist who believes that access to good education contributes to the reduction of poverty, the increase of opportunity for a better quality of life and the strengthening of a civil society that lays the foundation for the creation of peaceful democracies. He finds inspiration in the beauty of cultural diversity and teaches about the necessity of openness to cultural understanding and the promotion of inter-culturalism. He earned his Ph.D. in Education from The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and has previously worked as a Research Associate at the Open University of Cyprus, as the Director of Grants and Educational Programs at Teachers2Teachers-International and taught at UNC’s Curriculum in Global Studies. At Sistema Cyprus, Marios contributes to the program’s pedagogical design, assesses its impact, takes a lead on grant proposal writing and has fun.
Grants and Educational Programmes Officer
”I would teach children music, physics and philosophy; but most importantly music, for the patterns in music and all the arts are the keys to learning”
"Let us reveal to our children the beauty of music, and music shall reveal to our children the beauty of life" - José Antonio Abreu, Founder of El SIstema