Demetris comes from Cyprus where he lived until the age of 20. He lived in Louisiana (US) for six years where he studied Music composition at Louisiana State University - with LSU Boyd Professor of Composition Dinos Constantinides and Stephen David Beck (Electroacoustic Composition) – as well as Mass Communication.
He then moved to Bristol and completed an MA in the Composition of Music for Film, TV and Theatre (with composer Martin Kiszko). On completion, he moved back to Cyprus where he worked as a teacher in Primary and Secondary Education as well as started to collaborate with some theatre and dance groups.
In 2005 he moved to Leeds where he started working towards a PhD at the University of Leeds in the department of Performance and Cultural Industries (with Lecturer of Music Theatre Dr George Rodosthenous and Professor of Theatre and Performance Jonathan Pitches).
Since then he has worked extensively with many artists in theatre, dance and music (including Takis Tzamargias, Lea Maleni, Hanan Snir, George Rodosthenous, Elena Christodoulidou, Riccardo Meneghini, Alex Panayi, Christina Argyri and others). He completed his PhD in 2009 and continues to see himself as both an academic and a practitioner.