Anastasia Lazaraki holds a BA in English Literature, a BA in History and an MA in Translation and Interpretation. She has been teaching English as a Foreign Language since 1998. Her teaching experience varies from Elementary to Secondary education, both in the private and state secotr. Her love of theatre, however, has been the real ‘influencer’ in her life. Since 2005, she have been studying and been actively involved in acting and kinesiology, Commedia del’Arte, the combination of drama techniques and language learning etc. She has participated in a drama group and has explored drama as a means of prevention and reaction against violence in schools, the promotion of a positive school climate, as well experiential learning on human rights and refugees. She has been an active member of the Hellenic Theatre / Drama Education Network since 2018. She speaks Greek and German and is a mother of one teenage girl.