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Athan Karras

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Dances  Greek
Movies  Dark Odyssey, Nomads
Education  New York University
Role  Film actor
Name  Athan Karras

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Born  September 27, 1927 (1927-09-27) Thessaloniki, Greece
Former groups  Greek National Theater Parthenon Dancers
Died  February 12, 2010, Tarzana, Los Angeles, California, United States

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Athan Karras (September 27, 1927 – February 12, 2010) was a Greek-born American dancer, instructor and actor.


Athan karras actor show reel and tribute to his work fall 2005

Early life

Karras was born in Thessaloniki, Greece. He came to the United States when he was about 12. After serving in the Coast Guard, he studied theater and dance at New York University and eventually joined the Greek National Theater and the Parthenon Dancers, one of the premier Greek Folk Dance troops.


In the early 1960s, he founded the Intersection Folk Dance Center in Los Angeles.

For 25 years, Karras taught Greek culture and dance at Loyola Marymount University. He was the U.S. coordinator for Mazoxi, an annual Greek dance conference held on Crete. He also appeared in about 20 films and television projects, staged a number of Greek-language plays in Los Angeles and produced folklore programs and events throughout North America.


Karras died on February 12, 2010 at Providence Tarzana Medical Center in Tarzana, California of complications from coronary artery bypass surgery.


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