Varvara Pikoula is a graduate of the Department of Physical Education and Sports of the Democritus University of Thrace, specializing in Greek traditional dance and special education. Holder of a master’s degree (MSc) in The Management of Cultural Units of the Hellenic Open University. She completed the P.E.G.A. a program of evaluation and training of T.E.F.A.A. in Komotini.
She attends a specialized training program at the National Kapodistrian University of Athens (NKUA) in Museum Education, while she has completed a series of training seminars on Museum Education, Cultural Diplomacy and Cultural Marketing.
At the same time and for 22 years, she has been teaching Greek traditional dances to cultural associations in Thessaloniki and the wider region, while for two years she worked part-time in public education.
She is an external collaborator of the Archaeological Museum of Kilkis, where the program “Playing in Traditional Paths” is already being implemented, part of her work has been presented at the 5th and 6th International Congress for the promotion of educational innovation in Larissa, at the 33rd Scientific Meeting on the Archaeological Work in Macedonia and Thrace, as well as at the 6th Panhellenic Conference on Education and Culture at the 21st century from the Museum of School Life and Education
Recently, the workshop “Playing on Traditional Paths” was included in the European list of selected businesses and institutions that are distinguished for the development of notable initiatives, activities and good practices on issues of experiential tourism focusing on culture and heritage, in the Black Sea