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 Swan Lake, Carmen and Vampire’s Ball. Other favorite designs include Romeo  & Juliet for Tulsa Opera, Aida for Vancouver Opera, Sleeping Beauty for Ballet Memphis, Rockland (World Premiere) for Pine Mountain Music Festival, La Traviata for Kansas City Lyric Opera, Oklahoma and Ragtime for Lyric Theatre of Oklahoma and Aida for Portland Opera, to name a few. Recent engagements include I Am for Ballet Memphis, Mary Poppins for Lyric Theatre of Oklahoma, and Coppelia for Orlando Ballet. 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.