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Myrto

Born in Thessaloniki in 1983, leaving in Athens (Greece) for the past years. Graduated from the Department of Social Policy and Social Anthropology, Panteion University (with scholarship from IKY for the 3rd year). Studied Theater and Communication at Ithaca College, New York. Member of the Greek IBBY (Board on books for Young People), member of UNIMA (Association of Puppeteers), founding member of the Hellenic Association for Narration. She was a co-owner of "Fantasy group" organizing children's events and educationla programs in Thessaloniki,Greece.
From the age of eleven and till 2013 she was hosting television and radio broadcasts for children and culture.
She participated in many theater productions and movies for ET3. She had the role of Louisa at "The sound of music" with Alice Vougiouklaki. She presented performances narrating fairy tales in cooperation with the Film Festival of Thessaloniki.
For tree years she was teaching theater, arts and crafts at YMCA of Kalamaria.

She is an Origami Instructor, having her diploma from the Japanese Origami Organization, and twice Guinness Record Holder! She presents educational programs for children and workshops for adults.

In collaboration with the Municipality of Thessaloniki, the Department of Youth, under the auspicies of the Japanese Embassy on 31 May 2012 she created the world's largest Origami Mosaic for Guinness World Records. She trained about 10,000 people, which folded a piece of paper to create the unit, a water-lily, placed in Aristotelous Square in order to form the image of the White Tower in 403t.m. with 40,000 lilies!

On 18.03.2014 with the participation of 20.000 people she created the largest paper owl of 512square meters for Guinness Record, with paper water-lilies in Athens, at Mets Stadium, in cooperation with the Municipality of Athens,under the auspicies of the Japanese Embasy, the Ministry of Tourism,the Ministry of Environment, the General Secretariat for Youth, and the cooperation of Athens-Attica Hotel Association! From October- March she had a permanent exhibition of her origami work as well as educational programs for kids-seminars for adults, at the Cultural Center of Kato Petralona!

As a Social Anthropologist she combined the Greek folk art with the Japanese art of paper-folding, representing Greek embroidery patterns from the collection of Amalia Megapanou Benaki Museum. She also created "Mosaic-origami" a series of works inspired by the Archaeological Museum of Thessaloniki.
Other series of works include the musical instruments of ancient Greece, wreaths of Vergina as well as the monsters of Greek mythology.
She has taught origami at Universities of Tokyo and Hiroshima, while her works are hosted in Origami Museum in Tokyo, the Japanese Embassy as well as in private and public collections.
Has held many solo exhibitions and has an active participation in international Origami conferences.
She has written the books "Origami with fantasy!", "10 decoration and flowers with origami" and "10 sea-life origami" Kaleidoscope Publisher, and the fairy tale "The Adventures of Frixos" Dia Viou Publisher.