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Biography

takis is an international performance designer based in London, whose innovative and diverse body of work encompasses West End and leading UK theatres, Major International Musical, Opera and Ballet productions, that continually break new ground and raise the standard against which other productions are measured.

Musical include: Oliver (Leicester Curve), In the Heights (King’s Cross Theatre/Southwark playhouse), Hairspray (UK National tour), LKY, the Musical (Singapore Marina Bay Sands), Grease (Norway), The Sound of Music (Leicester Curve), Chicago (Leicester Curve), The Jungle Book (Citizens Theatre), The Good Person of Sichuan (Mercury Theatre), West Side Story (NYMT, Manchester), Between Empires (Edinburgh), Aristophanes Now (Ancient Epidaurus, European tour), A Tale of Two Cities (Theatre Royal Brighton); Choruses (Ancient Epidaurus/ Opera House Frankfurt); In the Light of the Night (Ancient Epidaurus)…

Theatre include: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe (Sherman Theatre), Am I Dead Yet? (Bush Theatre), The Memory of Water (New Vic Theatre/Stephen Joseph Theatre), Fear (Bush Theatre), Bacchae (British Cultural Olympiad, Royal & Derngate), Napoli (West Yorkshire Playhouse & tour), Clytemnestra & Measure for Measure (Sherman Theatre), Twelfth Night, As You Like It, Much Ado About Nothing (Chester Open Air Theatre); Midnight Your Time, Dusk Rings a Bell, Lidless (HightTide/Edinburgh Festival), The Early Bird (Finborough Theatre/Project Art Centre-Dublin), Signs of a Star Shaped Diva (Theatre Royal Stratford East & tour), The Marriage Bed (Hong Kong/NY); Invasion (Soho Theatre); I caught Crabs in Walberswick (Bush Theate/Edinburgh Festival)…

Opera include: Ottone & Life on the Moon (English Touring Opera), Antigone (Curium Limassol, Makarios III Amphitheatre Nicosia), Maria Callas - Vissi D'arte, Vissi D'amore (Barbican), Nikos Skalkotas (Queen Elizabeth Hall)…

Dance include: The Little Mermaid (Helsinki Opera House), 7-75 (The Place), Reminiscence (Rambert Dance Company)…

Site Specific/Installations include: Plus or Minus, Suit Your Self (Design Museum Helsinki), Rover (Hampton Court Palace), Stovepipe (National Theatre/HighTide), Ditch (Old Vic/HighTide), Forgotten Peacock (Design Museum/The Brunswick); Installation 496 (Greek Cultural Olympiad RADA), Goldfish (Paris Fashion Week); Mythological Installation Oedipus (Bucharest Museum of Contemporary Art); Visual Performance in Baroque Spirit (Venice)…

Film includes: Narcopolis (feature film), Half Light (short film), Eve (short film)…

He has been nominated for best Set Design for the productions of In The Heights (King’s Cross Theatre/Southwark playhouse) Fear (Bush Theatre), His Teeth (Only Connect) and Stovepipe (National Theatre/HighTide).

takis studied Costume and Set Design at the Romanian National University of Arts in Bucharest and continued his studies at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art on the Theatre Technical Arts Course. He undertook practice based research at London College of Fashion, researching new methodologies of design in Fashion and Performance and he is currently completing his Doctoral research at Aalto University, Finland.