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Thomas (Tom) Papadopoulos is an instructor of the Ellas Dancers of Chicago. He began dancing at the age of seven at Protypo Hellenic School and began dancing professionally at the age of fifteen with Orpheus Dance Troupe.
In 1997, Tom was one of the founding members and Instructors of the Makedonia Dance Troupe of the Macedonian Society. In 2009, Tom became a founding member of the Ellas Dancers of Chicago. To add to his vast knowledge of Hellenic Folklore, Tom continues to attend workshops internationally and in the United States.
Throughout the years Tom has taught at various Greek Schools throughout Chicago such as Protypo Peiraiko Hellenic School, St. Demetrios Elmhurst, and Holy Trinity.
Other than dancing, Tom's other interests include computers. He received his Bachelor of Science Degree in Electronics Engineering in 2001. In 2008 he started Lightning Computers, his own business specializing in computer sales and services. In addition, Tom is the webmaster of the Ellas Dancer's along with several other websites.