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). Names of members of the current CID Executive Committee are 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 50 websites in Dr Raftis has held top posts in industrial, banking and cultural organizations; he is president of the national Dora Stratou Dance Theater in Athens. He travels to another country each month to attend meetings of CID members.

   The CID Headquarters deals with UNESCO and governmental organizations. You can meet there:

Countess Françoise 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 General Secretariat of CID is permanently in Paris. It handles contacts with UNESCO, embassies and governments.

The Executive Secretariat is where the President is located, it will move to the new President’s country when another President is elected. It handles contacts with Members. It is currently housed in a 5-storey mansion in Plaka, the old town of Athens under the Acropolis, built around 1850.



Mr. Prof. Dr. Alkis Raftis (Greece) 

Engineer, sociologist, manager, dance historian



Ms. Adamantia Angeli, General Secretary

Ms. Lambrini Raikou, Deputy Treasurer

Mr. Stamatis Theocharidis, IT Manager

Mr. Stergios Theocharidis, Systems Analyst

Ms. Ioanna Angeli, International Relations Manager

Ms. Katiana Moukazi, Executive Secretary

Mr. Athanasios Kalantzis, Area Secretary

Ms. Anastasia Nikita, Area Secretary

Mr. Sergey Khudenko, Area Secretary

Ms. Eleni Kouki, Area Secretary

Mr. Niko Maria Constantino, Area Secretary

Ms. Elissavet Lintzerakou, Area Secretary

Mr. Nektarios Bessis, Area Secretary


Management Assistants

Ms. Jacobien van der Kleij (Netherlands) 
Ms. Yamini Bali (India)

  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. Other CID members work in their respective countries on a volunteer basis.


Permanent Headquarters

International Dance Council CID

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

WhatsApp:  +33 6 1155 3111  &   +33 7 5320 7716


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

Section Presidents

Ms. Anahit Saribekyan (Vanadzor, Armenia)

Ms. Ellen dos Santos Labrinos (Campinas, Brazil)

Ms. Zahra Bakhtiari (Bangalore, India)