Assistant Professor of Lighting
After obtaining her Master’s degree in Lighting designing, Performance /Choreography, from New York University (1987- 90) and as a recipient of a scholarship from N.Y.U.), Eleftheria Deko worked as a designer in various New York theatres, until 1992, when she returned back to Greece. Since then she has created the lighting for more than 350 productions, including drama, musicals, dance, opera, music concerts as well as visual installations, and has received excellent reviews for her work. She has worked with the major theatre groups in Greece, and has designed the lighting for productions all over the country and internationally. She
is also working in the field of architectural lighting, procuring the lighting element of major public sites and monumental buildings. Prior to joining our department, Eleftheria had been teaching Lighting designing at N.Y.U. (1990-92) and when established in Greece at various educational venues here addressed to professionals. A member of our Department since 2005, Eleftheria considers a high point of her career her participation as a lighting designer and lighting director to both the opening and the closing ceremonies of the Athens 2004 Olympic Games.
For the opening she was awarded an EMMY award for Outstanding Lighting Direction in 2005.