Αngelika Sandora is a Greek American actress, writer, and philosophy & education teacher with a Master's in
Philosophy from the University of Leeds in the UK. After graduating, she studied theater and speech with renowned master speech teacher, Susan Finch at the Atlantic Theater Company in New York. She has worked as a translator and has been teaching philosophy, drama, language and public speaking classes to students from all over the world, while playing principal roles in classical tragedies and comedies, under the direction of legendary directors. Angelika took part in the International Talent Competition IMTA, winning four medals in the categories of Best Monologue, Cold Reading, Singing, and Dancing and signed with one of the most well known talent managers in New York.
Miss Sandora has also taught at St. Cloud State University in Minnesota in the departments of Philosophy and Theater through high standard academic programs and in recent years produced and also performed in lead roles in Sophocles’ Antigone, Euripides’ Trojan Women, Aristophanes’ Lysistrata, and Nikos Kazantzakis‘ Salvadores Dei, as a theatrical one-woman show in New York and Washington DC, as well as different stand up comedy shows.
In December 2018, Angelika directed and co-produced the first large-scale musical she wrote, FAUX-BIA! The Musical, at Carnegie Hall under the auspices of the General Consulate of Greece in New York and with the sponsorship of the Greek Ministry of Tourism.
Miss Sandora continues to write and produce contemporary screenplays and plays inspired by history, mythology, and philosophy as showcases in New York and LA. Her latest work, Hubris, a tragedy based on the ancient myth of Lavdakides, will be her first feature film.
Danae's interest in art and theater started from her days at DePaul University where she studied Art History. After studying at the Acting Studio in Chicago and the Moscow Art Theater School’s US program in Cambridge, MA, she then studied theater with the Atlantic Theater Company's Acting Conservatory in New York City, ultimately becoming a co-founder of Popular Theater Inc.
She has been a principal actor in such productions as Smash, Caucasian Chalk Circle, Lysistrata, Faith, Hope and Charity, and Cupid & Psyche. This journey has led her to also work behind the scenes as a producer and now serves as the Managing Director at Popular Theater Inc., whose primary role is fundraising, branding, and audience development.
Additionally, Danae teaches courses on how to break into the business, line producing, sponsorship, and a classic favorite from her acting days, speech. Her speech class is for native as well as non native speakers, focusing on accent reduction, and has given countless ESL students, not only from the theater, but from diverse backgrounds and the business world as well, to speak with confidence and clarity and break the barriers of language in order to achieve their goals as global citizens.