Georgia Garefis began dancing at St. George Greek Orthodox Church in Downey in the 1980’s and has been attending FDF ever since. Over the course of her dance career Georgia has directed multiple award-winning groups including Perifania, Veryina and I Parea. During the 20 years Georgia has been directing, she has studied and taught multiple regions including Thessaly, Thrace and Macedonia. Most recently, she has developed a growing passion for Pontiaka and she continues to explore and share the region with her dancers today. Georgia was awarded the coveted Director’s Award in 2012 and in 2014 Veryina won Sweepstakes for their presentation of dances from Pontos.