Innovation and creativity are the driving forces in Marika Sakellariou’s life and the thread which integrates her rich professional career. From dance and exercise, to property remodeling and real estate, Ms. Sakellariou has the ability to distill to the “essence” the uniqueness embedded in each of these fields.
Ms. Sakellariou was born in Athens, Greece and has lived in Marin for more than 30 years. She created Marin Repertoire Dance Theatre in Marin and became a distinguished dancer and director throughout the U.S., Canada and Europe during those years. Her skill as an instructor led to faculty positions in dance at Dominican College, College of Marin, a Master teacher at UC Berkeley and Colorado Mountain College in Aspen. The pinnacle of her dance career came with her appointment as Principal Director and Choreographer for the San Francisco Opera Ballet for which she choreographed over 40 ballets.
Always a seeker, Ms. Sakellariou segued her innovative focus into several successful companies and products for the fitness industry, including a clothing line and an exercise product for Reebok. She was awarded a Nike Innovation award for the patent-pending exercise method and product called "Ski-Slide." This product was used to train Olympic Gold Medalist Jonny Moseley, a like-minded “innovator.”
Because of her love for architecture and her passion for modern design, Marika was drawn to real estate, first as a designer, then as an agent. It is in this arena that her discipline, using light and architectural form, blossomed in a recent Eichler remodel (www.EichlerAsArt.com) that brought her international recognition and was featured in Metropolitan Home magazine, Marin magazine, Dwell Tour 2012, and was subject of numerous national television ad campaigns, photo shoots and film. The home was featured in an international publication authored by Michael Lassell, "Design 100- The Last Word on Modern Interiors."
She continues to hone her architectural aesthetic through purchasing and remodeling homes. Her business combines her talents to offer her clients the comfort and convenience of being able to buy, sell, or renovate their homes with one trusted resource.
MEMBERSHIPS & AFFILIATIONS | AWARDS & HONORS
Member, Buck Advisory Council, The Buck Institute for Research on Aging
Member, National Association of Realtors
Member, California Association of Realtors
Member Marin Association of Realtors
Member, American Council on Exercise
Member, America Fitness Association of America