Featured Artist for May, 2011
Aphrodite is a first generation Macedonian, hailing from the Detroit suburb of Birmingham. She earned her Bachelors of Science in Cellular & Molecular Biology and English, as well as her master’s degree in Public Health at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor. Interestingly, Aphrodite worked as a toxicologist for the State of Michigan and research scientist at Karmanos Cancer Institute, and almost pursued a career in medicine, before she made a slight detour and discovered her passion for acting. Locally, she has performed at Tipping Point Theatre, Performance Network and Meadow Brook Theatre, to name a few. This past fall, Aphrodite portrayed Jaqueline de Severac in Murder On the Nile at Philadelphia’s historical Hedgerow Theatre. She was honored at the 2011 Queens World Film Festival with the Best Actor Award for her work in the film festival favorite, The Spirit of Isabel. Aphrodite makes her Purple Rose debut as the dominatrix, also named Isabel, coincidentally, in Some Couples May… Working as a member of this company is the pinnacle of her theatrical career, not just because of the talent and prestige inherent to the venue, but because of the wonderful people that inhabit The Purple Rose Theatre Company.