Media, PA – Phil Voutsakis has been a veteran dancer and dance instructor for twenty-plus years. He has been dancing since 2006 with the Pan-Macedonian Association of Philadelphia’s Spirit of Macedonia dance group and was a founding member of the Zephyros Troupe at St. George Greek Orthodox Church. Voutsakis grew up in the St. George Greek Orthodox community in Media, PA.
Phil’s passion for dance comes from an appreciation for its integral part of the community and a reverence for traditions. His dance-related goals include creating a multi-aged dance group, as is commonplace in Greece, to keep people dancing as they get to different stages of their lives. His favorite dance is Nizamikos from Naoussa.
Under Phil’s instruction, the Zephyros Seniors have taken first at the Metropolis of New Jersey’s Folk Dance Festival and the regional Sights and Sounds competition for the past three years.