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Βασίλης Πετρόπουλος
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Vasilis Petropoulos

(1999-05-29) May 29, 1999 (age 24)
Athens, Greece.
  • Dancer
  • YouTuber
  • Choreographer
  • Graphic artist
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WebsiteVasilis Petropoulos
  • Folklore
  • Traditional
  • Drawing
  • Pop
  • Eurovision
  • Languages
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Vasilis Petropoulos (Greek: Βασίλης Πετρόπουλος; born: 29 May 1999) is a Greek dancer and YouTuber[1] based in Athens.

Early life and education

Petropoulos was raised in Egaleo, Athens and also in his place of origin; Seniko, Ioannina.[2] He started dancing at the age of 5 while having his first performance at the age of 7[3] as a member of Elkelam Dance Ensemble of Egaleo.[4] With Elkelam Dance Ensemble, he's participated in more than a hundred performances in and out of Greece.[5][6][7] Afterwards, as a member of KELPA Egaleo folk association,[8][9] he created a YouTube a channel with presentations of folklore, pop dancing and drawing videos. Petropoulos' native language is Greek, and he also speaks English. He attends clarinet lessons and at the age of 20 he started studying in the Applied Arts and Art Studies department in an IEK of Athens.[10]

YouTube Series (Episode List)

World Dance Series

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Title No. of dances Views Upload date
1"Greek folk dances in 15 minutes Greece (World Dance Series: Episode 1) Παραδοσιακοί Χοροί[11]"193,633June 20, 2020 (2020-06-20)

A folklore medley from Greece and from regions with Greek presence. The regions mentioned by view order are: the Peloponnese, Central Greece, Thessaly, Epirus (Souli & Pogoni), Macedonia (Florina & Pella), Thrace, Pontus, Cappadocia, Asia Minor (Constantinople & Smyrna), the Ionian Islands (Corfu), the Aegean Islands (only Cyclades), Crete and as a finale Rebetiko style (Zorba, the Greek).

Note: The Thracian part of the video includes dances also from Northern Thrace. Part 2 is announced in which dances from the Arvanites, the Cypriots, the Aromanians, the Griko people, the Greek minority of Northern Epirus will be added.
2"Albanian folk dances in 14 minutes (World Dance Series: Episode 2) Valle Tradicionale Shqiptare[24]"2223,208[25]July 6, 2020 (2020-07-06)

A folklore medley from Albania and from regions with Albanian presence. The regions mentioned by view order are:Çamëria, Toskëria (Përmet, Gjirokastër, Korçë), Labëria (Vlorë), Central Albania (Berat, Kruja, Diber - Peshkopi & Mat-, Elbasan - Librazhd-), Tirana, Tropojë, motifs from theArbëreshë people and as a finale motifs from Northern Albania.[12] [1] [13] [14] [15] [16][17][18][19] [20] [21] [22]

The video was an inspiration for the journalist Aleksandër Çipa and according to his article[23]: Template:Bquote

Note: Part 2 is announced in which dances from Myzeqe, the Kosovar Albanians, the Albanians of Ulqin will be added.
3"Moldovan folk dances in 14 minutes (World Dance Series: Episode 3) Dansuri Moldovenești[26]"161,624July 22, 2020 (2020-07-22)

A folklore medley from Moldova. The dances presented are (in view order): Moldoveneasca, Hora ca la Sud, Hora Cahul, Hora Răzeşilor, Dans la nunta la Congaz, Mărunțica, Asta-i hora lui Furnica and Hora Moldoveneasca. Also, there are included motifs from the Joc Ansamblul Național Academic de Dansuri Populare / Ansamblul "Joc" and Fetele din Botoșani.

Note: This episode includes dances from the general historical region of Moldavia.
4"Bulgarian folk dances in 14 minutes (World Dance Series: Episode 4) Български Народни Танци"201,869August 4, 2020 (2020-08-04)

A folklore medley from Bulgaria. Regions presented in view order: Southwest Bulgaria & Mt. Maleshevo, Thrace, West Bulgaria, Varna and generally motifs from Northern Bulgaria and also motifs from Sofia.

Note: Part 2 is announced.
5"Armenian folk dances in 22 minutes (World Dance Series: Episode 5) Հայկական Պարերը"26766August 19, 2020 (2020-08-19)

A folklore medley from Armenia and from regions with Armenian presence. The video starts with a clarinet cover of "Vintage" by Bert Dance Ensemble. The dances presented are (in view order): Tamzara, Kochari, Shalakho, Qani Vur Janim (by Sayat-Nova), Haykazunner, Shavali, Nazani -clarinet cover included- by Sayat-Nova, Harsanekan by Inga & Anush, Kintoner par, Hovivneri, Tsaghkats Baleni, Shatakhi, a Hamshen suite (Topal bar, Dzanuk bar, Sra bar), Uzundara, Berd, Tonakan Hayastan and Yarkhushta as the finale.

Note: Dances from ethnic Armenians of Western Armenia, Cilicia, Javakheti and Artsakh are included.
6"Folk dances from North Macedonia in 14 minutes (World Dance Series: Episode 6)"231,226August 28, 2020 (2020-08-28)

A folklore medley from North Macedonia and from regions with Macedonian presence. The video starts with a clarinet cover of "Makedonsko Devojče". The dances presented are (in view order): Dracevka, Ohridski igri, Radoviški sabor motifs, Maleševka -clarinet cover included-, Kopačka, Sedenka, Tikveško, Dafino vino, Puščeno, Veligdenski, Teškoto, Razigran, Bitola motifs, Pirinsko and Poselje.

Note: This video has different structure from the others since the artist avoids to write "Macedonian dances" due to the Macedonian naming dispute. However, common dances of the Greeks and the Slavic speakers of Greek Macedonia were added.
7"Turkish folk dances in 17 minutes (World Dance Series: Episode 7) Türk Halk Oyunları"231,416September 20, 2020 (2020-09-20)

A folklore medley from Turkey. The video starts with a clarinet cover of "Hasret" by Seyyan Hanım. The regions presented are (in view order): Fethiye, Teke, Denizli, Aydın, Bursa, Tokat, motifs from Black Sea (Giresun, Trabzon), Artvin, Kars, Van, Bitlis, Gaziantep, Tekirdağ and Kırklareli. The Roman dance style is included. The video concludes with a clarinet cover of "İmkansızdık" from the series "Aşk-ı Memnu".

Note: During the Mediterranean Sea crisis and the high tension between Greece and Turkey, the artist wrote in the details of the video that he hopes for a better future and arts and politics should be considered different terms. However, Petropoulos removed the video when a Turkish drone threw red paint in the Greek flag of Kastellorizo island[27][28] and also, because of President Erdoğan's general aggression towards the Greek islands[29]. It got restored later, staying true to his message about peace and the separation of politics to art.
8"Cypriot folk dances in 15 minutes (World Dance Series: Episode 8) Κυπριακοί χοροί"TBATBATBA


Note: The un-recognized and self-proclaimed Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus is not included.
9"Romanian folk dances in 13 minutes (World Dance Series: Episode 9) Dansuri românești"TBATBATBA


Note: The Țiganesc dance style is included.
10"The Greek Culture Part 2 (World Dance Series: Episode 10) Παραδοσιακοί χοροί"TBATBATBA


Note: The video includes Caucasian Greek, Urum, Arvanite, Cypriot, Slavic Macedonian, Vlach, Griko, Northern Epirote dances.
11"Israeli dances in 15 minutes (World Dance Series: Episode 11) ריקודים יהודיים"TBATBATBA
12"Hungarian folk dances in 16 minutes (World Dance Series: Episode 12) Magyar táncok"TBATBATBA
13"Azerbaijani folk dances in TBA minutes (World Dance Series: Episode 13) Azərbaycan rəqsləri"TBATBATBA
14"Bollywood dances in TBA minutes (World Dance Series: Episode 14) बॉलीवुड नृत्य - India"TBATBATBA
15"Albanian folk dances in TBA minutes, Part 2 (World Dance Series: Episode 15) Valle Tradicionale Shqiptare"TBATBATBA
16"Georgian folk dances in TBA minutes (World Dance Series: Episode 16) ქართული ცეკვები"TBATBATBA


Note: Abkhazia and South Ossetia are included for being partially recognised as independent states, thus are considered part of Georgia.
17"Serbian folk dances in TBA minutes (World Dance Series: Episode 17) Српске игре"TBATBATBA


Note: Kosovo is not included for being a (partially-recognised) state with Albanian majority.
18"Russian folk dances in TBA minutes (World Dance Series: Episode 18) Русские танцы"TBATBATBA


Note: Republic of Crimea is not included for being partially recognized as part of the Russian Federation, thus it is considered part of Ukraine.
19"Bulgarian folk dances in TBA minutes, Part 2 (World Dance Series: Episode 19) Български Народни Танци"TBATBATBA
20"Mexican folk dances in TBA minutes (World Dance Series: Episode 20) Bailes folclóricos mexicanos"TBATBATBA
21"Italian folk dances in TBA minutes (World Dance Series: Episode 21) Danze popolari italiane"TBATBATBA
22"Slovakian folk dances in TBA minutes (World Dance Series: Episode 22) Slovenské tance"TBATBATBA
23"Chinese dances in TBA minutes (World Dance Series: Episode 23) 中国舞"TBATBATBA


Note: Xinjiang is not included, for containing a significant Turkic minority that makes up the largest group in the region. (See; Xinjiang conflict). Tibet is included.
24"Montenegrin folk dances in TBA minutes (World Dance Series: Episode 24) Црногорске Народне Игре"TBATBATBA
25"Ukrainian folk dances in TBA minutes (World Dance Series: Episode 25) Українські танці"TBATBATBA


Note:Autonomous Republic of Crimea is included for being recognized by the majority of the UN members as part of Ukraine.

World Dance Series: Specials

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Title No. of dances Views Upload date
1"Ποντιακοί χοροί (Pontic Greek dances) Greece"441,568July 28, 2020 (2020-07-28)

A tribute to Pontic Greeks. 44 dances from the region of Pontus, in Black Sea. The video starts with a short introduction to the Greek genocide. The dances and regions presented in the video (in view order) are: Omal from Kars & Paipourt, Tik monon, Tik diplon, Dipat, Tromaxton-Serra, Militsa, Pipilomatena, Kotsari (all are danced throughout Pontus), Thanati laggeman and Konstantin Savvas from Bafra, Sampson and Lafraga from Samsouda, Ters - Tsourtougouzous - Diplon omal from Kioumous Maten, Tik argon and Halai from Ak Ntag Maten, Armatsouk from Kars, Kots from Kotyora, Trygona gourouh from Kerasounta, Tikin and Outsai from Nikopoli, Seranitsa from Heriana, Getiere from Argyroupoli, Hiton and tik from Imera (Olucak), Aneforitsa from Galiana (Konaklar), Hala hala from Kakatsi, Kalon korits and Trygona from Matsouka, Tik from Tongia, Atsapat from Platana, Tamsara from Trapezouda, Titara/Diplon kots from Kars, Sarikuz/Xantho korits and Trygona from Trapezouda, Dolme from Ofis, Letsi and Letsina from Kars, Touri - Montzonos - Tria ti Kotsari from the USSR Greeks named as Caucasian Greeks. Tas and Karsilamas danced throughout Pontus.

Note: Dance partner: Aggeliki Mpougioukou.
2"Πολίτικοι και Μικρασιάτικοι χοροί - Greek dances from Constantinople to Smyrna (ΚΕ.Λ.Π.Α.) Greece"171,045September 13, 2020 (2020-09-13)

A tribute to the Greek culture and minority of Asia Minor. Songs and dances (folk and urban) from the Greek communities of Constantinople (modern name; Istanbul) until Smyrna (modern name; Izmir). The dances and regions presented in the video (in view order) are:

Constantinople: syrtos dance of the song "Apo Xeno Topo", waltz of the song "Meneksedes kai Zoumpoulia", Tatavliano hasapiko dance of the song "Exe Geia Panagia", Hasapiko dance and Hasapia dance of the songs "Tou Psara o Gios" and "Roumpalia".

Imbros & Tenedos: "Ti nifi mas tin eichame" and Syrtos dance of the melody Azizie, from the coastal regions of the Aegean.

Propontis: "Tessera matia dio kardies" from the area of Artaki.

Smyrna: Karsilamas dance of the songs "Dimitroula mou" and "Syre na peis sti mana sou", Zeibekiko dance from Aivali, hasaposerviko dance of the song "Tiki tiki tak", slow-paced karsilamas dance of the songs "Vale me stin agkalia sou" and "Giorgitsa", Aptalikos dance,Tango-styled songs "Manes tis Avgis" and "O Ilios tou Vosporou", Traditional Tsifteteli dance of the song "Hariklaki", Waltz and the "Foties (Fire)" dance; a choreography to represent the Fire of Smyrna in 1922.

It got published in the remembrance day of the Greek genocide of the Greeks of Asia Minor.

Note: Dance partners: Chrissoula Tsouchlaraki, Christina Bachouma, Christina Orfanou, Spyros Anthis.
3"Assyrian folk dances in TBA minutes (World Dance Series Special) "TBATBATBA
4"Θρακιώτικοι χοροί (Κέντρο Λαϊκού Πολιτισμού Αιγάλεω) - Thrace: Traditional Greek dances by Center of Folk Culture Egaleo Greece"TBATBATBA
5"Kurdish folk dances in TBA minutes (World Dance Series Special) "TBATBATBA
6"Ηπειρώτικοι χοροί (Κέντρο Λαϊκού Πολιτισμού Αιγάλεω) - Epirus: Traditional Greek dances by Center of Folk Culture Egaleo Greece"TBATBAFebruary 21, 2021 (2021-02-21)


  • Βαλς Σμύρνης (Waltz from Smyrna) – Vasilis Petropoulos, Christina Orfanou  : Waltz from the Greek community of Izmir.
  • Μανές της Αυγής – Ο Ήλιος του Βοσπόρου (Σμύρνη) – Βασίλης Πετρόπουλος, Χριστίνα Ορφανού  : Tango from the Greek community of Izmir.

Speed Drawing Series

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Title Inspired by Views Upload date
1"Drawing my own Pokémon! (Speed Drawing: Episode 1)"Pokémon60September 25, 2020 (2020-09-25)
A speed drawing demonstration in Adobe Photoshop. Making a new character-combination of an Eevee and an Vulpix.[30] [31].
2"Drawing "Banshee" from Scooby-Doo! (Speed Drawing: Episode 2)"Scooby-Doo! Abracadabra-DooTBATBA
3"Drawing my own ‘Fairly Odd Parents’ character! (Speed Drawing: Episode 3)"The Fairly OddParentsTBATBA
4"Drawing my own ‘Lilo and Stich’ experiment! (Speed Drawing: Episode 4)"Lilo & Stitch: The SeriesTBATBA
5"Drawing Mickey & Minnie Mouse! Merry Christmas! (Speed Drawing: Episode 5)"Mickey's Twice Upon a ChristmasTBATBA

Cartoon Dance Series

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1"A ‘Fairly Odd Parents’ Dance Cover (Vasilis)"The Fairly OddParentsTBATBA
2"A Halloween Dance Medley (Vasilis dance cover)"TBATBATBA
3"Tea For Two - The Looney Tunes (Vasilis dance cover)"Bugs Bunny & Daffy DuckTBATBA
4"Hercules Dance Medley – The Muses (Vasilis dance cover)"Hercules (Disney)TBATBA

Eurovision Dance Series

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Title Countries Views Upload date
1"Eurovision Dance Medley (Part 1)"Greece 2008, Greece 2005, Greece 2004, Armenia 2008, Cyprus 2018, Malta 2019, Switzerland 2019, Ukraine 2008, Turkey 2003, Russia 2020, Georgia 2020TBATBA

The songs that appeared in the video are:

Secret Combination , My Number One , Shake It , Qélé, Qélé , Fuego , Chameleon , She Got Me , Replay , Shady Lady , Everyway That I Can , UNO , Take Me As I Am .
2"Eurovision Dance Medley (Part 2)"Bulgaria, Iceland, Sweden, Norway, Azerbaijan, Italy, Belgium, Russia, Latvia, Israel, Ukraine, NetherlandsTBATBA

Other videos

The rest of the channel's videos:

  • Welcome to my channel ! (in 33 languages)
  • Happy New Year in 272 languages and dialects!
  • Christmas Dance Remix | Beyoncé style (Vasilis Petropoulos Cover)
  • Eleni Foureira - Dancing Lasha Tumbai (Vasilis Dance Cover) Eurovision 2019
  • Shakira & J.Lo - Super Bowl Halftime Show (Dance Cover) | Vasilis
  • Eurovision 2020, but in my room - Quarantine version (dance cover)

Clarinet covers:

  • İmkansızdık - "Aşk-ı Memnu" (Clarinet cover) Vasilis



Year Title Role Notes Awards Result
2006 Zafiris (Ζαφείρης) Young villager; himself A short-drama film about a death custom in Zagori, Epirus. Directed by Elena Dimitrakopoulou.[32][33][34] London Greek Film Festival[35] Won
Festival méditerranéen des nouveaux réalisateurs de Larissa.[36] Won
2008 Nikos Kazantzakis: A Restive Traveller (Νίκος Καζαντζάκης: Ένας ανήσυχος ταξιδευτής) Young boy; himself A documentary film about Nikos Kazantzakis, displayed in the Nikos Kazantzakis Museum in Crete.[37][38][39][40][41] - -


  • 2015: An Esy Imoun Ego (Αν Εσύ Ήμουν Εγώ), by Dimitris Seitanis.[42]
  • 2016: Ksypna Vasili! (Ξύπνα Βασίλη), by Finos Film.[43][44]
  • 2018: Mpampa, min ksanapethaneis Paraskevi (Μπαμπά, μην ξαναπεθάνεις Παρασκευή) [45] by Alexandros Rigas, performed in the TEI of Athens.

In the media



  1. 1.0 1.1, Article in Newsbomb Albania
  2., History of the village
  3. "Πολιτιστική Διαδρομή 2019 του Δήμου Αιγάλεω εκδηλώσεις με δωρεάν είσοδο". art&life (in Greek).{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: unrecognized language (link)
  4., Elkelam ensemble
  6. ""Balkanika Folk Festival 2018" for the first time in Tirana".
  7. "Uluslararası Altın Karagöz Halk Dansları Yarışması, Bursa Kültür Sanat ve Turizm Vakfı".
  8., Folk dance association.
  9., Folk dance association's Instagram page
  10. "ΙΕΚ ΑΚΜΗ®: Αθήνα - Πειραιάς - Θεσσαλονίκη - Λάρισα - Κρήτη - Ρόδος" (in Greek).{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: unrecognized language (link)
  11. "Greek folk dances in 15 minutes ???????? (World Dance Series: Episode 1)".
  12., 10 August 2020.
  13., In7 TV Article
  14., Struge article
  15., NjeKomb Article
  16., InfoShqip article
  17., Revolta Shqiptare article
  18., Zyrtare article
  19., Article by Aleksandër Çipa
  20., Kosova Ime article
  21., Shtypi
  22., Shkurteshqip article
  23. "Kapja pas artit, kur Bota ka vdekje". August 10, 2020.
  24., Fakti Article
  25., Alpe News article
  26., 11 August 2020.
  30. "Vulpix | Pokédex | More at".
  31. "Eevee | Pokédex | More at".
  32. "Έλενα Δημητρακοπούλου βιογραφία, βιογραφικό -". (in Greek).{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: unrecognized language (link)
  33. ""45 m2" [Στράτος Τζίτζης], "Ζαφείρης" [Έλενα Δημητρακοπούλου], "Λόγος και Αντίσταση" [Τίμωνας Κουλμάσης]" (in Greek). August 23, 2019.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: unrecognized language (link)
  34. "ORDINO ΘΕΑΤΡΟ ΚΙΝΗΜΑΤΟΓΡΑΦΟΣ ΤΗΛΕΟΡΑΣΗ ΠΙΠΙΝΟΥ 92 ΤΗΛ 8223798 Ordino greek search engine for theater, cinema, tv, actors, crew, casting services". (in Greek).{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: unrecognized language (link)
  36. "Το νέο αίμα του σινεμά δίνει ραντεβού στη Λάρισα". ΤΑ ΝΕΑ. April 1, 2009.
  38., Trailer
  39. "ΠΑΙΔΕΙΑ | Διεθνής Εταιρεία Φίλων Νίκου Καζαντζάκη".
  41. "Νίκος Καζαντζάκης, ένας ανήσυχος ταξιδευτής".
  42., Trailer
  43., Trailer
  44., Clip
  45. "Thodoris Petropoulos".

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