Niko Begakis has been involved in FDF for more than 20 years. He began his dance career at St. Sophia Cathedral and has danced in groups at St. Sophia, St. Anthony’s in Pasadena and the Annunciation in Modesto. During more than twenty years dancing at FDF and attending various workshops, he has developed wide experience with many regions as a dancer.
Niko has directed groups at all levels beginning his directing career at St. Sophia and continuing at St. Anthony’s. He is currently preparing to direct an advanced senior group at St. Anthony’s for FDF 2016. Niko has done extensive research on the dances and traditions of Pontos and the Pontian diaspora. More recently, Niko has been doing research on the dances and traditions of the villages of Western Macedonia.