My name is Ilias Karamitros and I am 22 years old . I am born and raised in the city of Thessalonki , Greece. I have graduated High School and I am a graduate student in the Professional School of Dance of the Municipality of Thessaloniki which provides the diploma of Dance Professor.
I come from a family of 13 brothers and sisters. As you are probably aware, Greece is in a very difficult financial situation since 2008. So you can understand that the survival of such a big family is very hard. Most of the children that are capable of working have to contribute to the needs of the family. Dreams and desires are almost forbidden due to the situation . Nevertheless some of my brothers , including me, have found a way out of the emotional difficulties through art. Practical difficulties still remain as art has a lot of expenses that the income from working cannot balance.
I am have been dancing hip hop since I can remember myself. Growing up made me understand that in order to develop my skills I had to find a guidance. Although hip hop and street dance was the main way of expressing myself I felt that I needed to pass through a more academic education so I can evolve and improve myself. Ballet and contemporary dance opened to me a new world in the art of dancing and after very hard work I managed to be a student in a Professional School Of Dance .
In January 2019 I was accepted after an audition , in a nine months program of the Leggere Strutture Art Factory in Bologna. The total amount of money that is needed is 6.000 Euros. In my case they have made a discount of 2.000 Euros and in exchange I will have some working obligations like cleaning the studio every day which is fine for me.
The basic problem is that the registration fee of 2.170 will have to be paid in four installments beginning 15th of March and ending the 3d of September. My target was to work during the summer to raise that amount as I am in the last year of studies and lot of work has to be done.
Any support concerning the amount of money above will help me fulfill my dream and do one more step so that this vision can turn also to a profession.