Ariadne Zitsos is the founder and lead consultant at Thread. As an artist, teacher, and consummate learner, she brings a unique point of view to any project. She holds a Master’s degree in curriculum and instruction from Vanderbilt University, and a Bachelor’s degree in English Literature from Virginia Tech. Her award-winning curriculum written for the Country Music Hall of Fame, "Words & Music: Teaching Language Arts through Lyric Writing," exemplifies her creative, interdisciplinary approach to teaching and learning. She believes in the power of collaboration, and approaches each project with an openness to its past and a great imagination for its future.
In the ancient Greek myth of Ariadne and Theseus, Ariadne gives Theseus a magic thread to lead him through a labyrinth and kill the Minotaur at the center. This magic thread has become a symbol for logic, thought, and creativity.
We at Thread believe that creativity is all about following a thread of a thought and seeing where it leads. We bring this belief to every aspect of our work, and we lead others to do the same. We believe in the interconnecedtness of all domains, no subject lives in isolation.
Like the labyrinth in the myth, everything is only part of a whole. If we get lost in one section, we forget to see how it connects to the greater picture and we lose our way. Thread strives to bring this "big picture" clarity to every project.