Fabiana Piccioli was born in Rome, where she trained as a dancer and also graduated in philosophy. In 2005 she joined the Akram Khan Company as technical director and lighting designer, and toured the company’s work worldwide until 2013, when she started her freelance career.
Since then she collaborated with international artists and institutions, including Romeo Castellucci, Katie Mitchell, Guy Cassiers, Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui, English National Ballet, and the Ballets of Montecarlo and Teatro alla Scala, among others. She maintains a busy career designing for dance, theatre and opera and was twice winner of the Knight of Illumination award for Dance (2013, 2017). She makes her Irish National Opea debut in Thomas Adès’s Powder Her Face.