CID Officers and staff


  CID officers are elected every four years at the General Assembly, where CID members vote – also by proxy, to ensure that all can vote. The current CID Executive Committee is shown at 

    The current President of CID Prof. Dr. Alkis Raftis was born in Athens. He holds degrees from 4 universities and has learnt 8 languages. He has taught at 4 universities and has lectured in another 20. He has authored 22 books on dance, culture and management. He has edited 28 books, 8 CDs, 9 CD-ROMs and a bi-monthly review, as well as 40 websites in the Orchesis Portal and the Dance Pandect portal. Prof. Raftis has held top posts in industrial, banking and cultural organizations; he is president of the national Dora Stratou Dance Theater in Athens. He lives in Athens and in Paris, and travels to another country each month to attend meetings of CID members.

    When in Paris, you can visit CID Headquarters at UNESCO. You can meet there:

Countess Françoise Duboc de Caulaincourt, Commander of the Legion of the Arts, President of the Paris Section

Mr. Dr. Constantin Kontogiannis, Vice-President of the Paris Section

Call +33 1 4568 4953 or +33 1 4647 9791 for an appointment.

The CID Secretariat is housed currently in a historical 5-storey mansion in Plaka, the old town of Athens under the Acropolis.


Ms. Adamantia Angeli, Executive Director

Ms. Lambrini Raikou, Executive Secretary

Mr. Stamatis Theocharidis, Communications Engineer, I.T. Manager

Ms. Ioanna Angeli, International Relations Manager

Ms. Caroline Daniels, Public Relations Officer

Mr. Stergios Theocharidis, Systems Analyst

Ms. Anastasia Nikita, Secretary

Mr. Samuel Melluso Lago, Secretary

Mr. Sergey Khudenko, Secretary

Ms. Eleni Kouki, Secretary

Management Assistants

Ms. Gerrianne Abbing (Netherlands)

Ms. Marie Tortolani (France)

Ms. Eleonore Rousseau (France)

Ms. Tatiana Messager (Colombia)

     They work on a network of more than 30 computers connected to a very powerful server cluster (24 CPU cores, 96 Gigabytes RAM and 7 Terabytes enterprise-grade storage). All are dedicated CID members. Many other CID members work in their respective countries on a volunteer basis.

Permanent Headquarters:

Conseil International de la Danse – International Dance Council

CID, UNESCO, 1 rue Miollis, FR-75732 Paris 15, France

The CID Secretariat is currently at:

Dora Stratou Dance Theater, Scholiou 8, Plaka, GR-10558 Athens, Greece

Tel. +30 210 324 4395; fax +30 210 324 6921

Skype: cid-president001   

The General Secretariat of the CID is permanently in Paris, it handles contacts with UNESCO, embassies and governments. 

The Executive Secretariat is where the President is located, it is currently in Athens. It will move to the new President’s country if another President is elected; it handles contacts with Members.

We always reply within two days to all messages.

Documents are sent as soon as postal address is confirmed. They take one to three weeks to arrive, sent as parcel post.

If you do not receive them after one month send email or call us on the phone, fax us or send SMS – we will send by private courier.