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A minute with Athena Christodoulou Dancer, choreographer, dance teacher and owner of Athena’s Dance School

Where do you live?
Nicosia

Best childhood memory?

When I was living in London with my dad while he was doing his PhD at Kings College. I was six years old and I could never forget when we used to go to the university restaurant for lunch – I felt like a grown-up, it was one of the best father-daughter times I ever had

Most frequented restaurant? Absolute favourite dish?
Il Forno Ledra street. Any kind of pasta dish, pesto, feta, olive, salmon

What food would you turn your nose up to?
Liver

What did you have for breakfast?
Toast with butter and feta cheese, and a cup of tea

Would you class yourself as a day or night person? What’s your idea of the perfect night/day out?
Without excluding the fact that I like going out at night, I am more of a day person. My ideal day out would be getting in the car with my partner and disappearing from the city towards somewhere in nature, the seaside or mountains. The perfect day would finish watching the sunset while drinking a beer.

Best book ever read?
The Alchemist by Paolo Coelho. I liked the fact he starts going on a life journey searching for something at the beginning unknown finding out at the journey’s end that all along the answer was exactly at the starting point.

Favourite film of all time?
Born Free. A film directed by James Hill in 1966. I love it because it is about a lioness set free in the wild and her natural habitat of Kenya, after being raised by a human-couple.

Favorite holiday destination
Greek islands! Because they combine lovely taverns with delicious local food, breathtaking beaches and the whole vibe of a truly amazing holiday.

What’s your dream trip?
In Africa’s wild life. Either getting lost in the jungle or a savanna to observe the majestic animals

What music are you listening to in the car at the moment?
One of Amy Winehouse’s albums

What is always in your fridge?
Milk, bread, cheese, different kinds of salads and wine.

Dream house: rural retreat or urban dwelling?
Without doubt a rural retreat. In any countryside as long as it is surrounded by green and it would be like a country style cottage. It would be peaceful, quiet and cozy. Truth is I like big-city-life but I’ve been there, done that, so now I’d like something different.

If you could pick anyone at all (alive or dead) to go out for the evening with, who would it be?
Charlie Chaplin. I’d love to get into that head of his and know what he was really like.

If the world is ending in 24 hours what would you do?
Go to Africa. First thing that popped in my mind; since I would have such a limited amount of time I’d better go.

What is your greatest fear?
My mind!!

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