Artistic Team

Helena Kuukka

Helena Kuukka


Resident Lighting Designer

Helena is thrilled to continue to collaborate with Orlando Ballet, where her work was most recently seen in Contemporary Wonders, Beauty and the Beast, Romeo and Juliet and Swan Lake. Other favorite designs include Barber of Seville for Opera Santa Barbara, Small Places and Swan Lake for Ballet Memphis, When We’re Gone (World Premiere), West Side Story, Hello Dolly and Mamma Mia for Lyric Theatre of Oklahoma, Romeo & Juliet for Tulsa Opera, Aida for Vancouver Opera, Rockland (World Premiere) for Pine Mountain Music Festival, La Traviata for Kansas City Lyric Opera, and Aida for Portland Opera, to name a few. Helena is also the Lighting Designer for the Ft. Lauderdale Christmas Pageant, an annual Christmas extravaganza, which is televised nationwide during the holiday season. A Native of Helsinki, Finland, she now resides here in Orlando.