Ellia Papageorgakopoulou was born in Athens. She studied at the Thessaloniki School of Arts and the National Theatre Drama School. She has collaborated as a production and costume designer with many theatre directors in several venues including the Greek National Theatre, the Athens and Epidaurus Festival, the Greek Opera, the OMMA, among others. She designed the sets and costumes for the Closing Ceremony of the Athens Olympics 2004 and the Eurovision Contest 2006. She has worked as a production and costume designer for operas in Italy, stage performances in England, Greek films and television series.