Akhila Krishnan is a Designer, Film-maker and Artist with extensive experience working in the UK and India. She completed her M.A in Communication Art & Design at the Royal College of Art, as receipient of a full scholarship. Akhila began working with 59 Productions as a freelancer in 2012, joining the company full time in August 2013.
Her first project with the company was the London 2012 Olympic Opening Ceremony, and since then she has gone on to work for 59 Productions across a range of projects in opera, theatre, events, projection mapping and exhibition - in particular, working closely with Leo Warner, Creative Director at 59 Productions.
Opera and Theatre work includes Perfect American (ENO/ Teatro Real),Two Boys (MET/ENO), Emil & the Detectives (National Theatre, London), Britten Canticles (Aldeburgh), Night Train (Schauspiel Cologne), Great Britain (National Theatre/West End), The Haunting of Hill House (Liverpool Everyman & Playhouse Theatre) and Sukanya - an opera in development for the Ravi Shankar estate. Projection mapping and live events work includes the Vivid Festival 2014 and concept design work for the Costume Institute Gala 2015/16. Exhibition work includes The Baroque Story (Hampton Court Palace), Shakespeare: Greatest Living Playwright (V&A) and the upcoming By Me, William Shakespeare : A Life in Writing (Somerset House).
On all of these projects, Akhila has been an intergral part of the content team, working closely with curators and researchers, as well as animators and the production team to create unique material for projection. She also leads on delivery and production for the same. Akhila was also part of the team that worked on the Tony Award winning show An American in Paris (Chatelet Theatre / Broadway) and most recently worked on the UN Global Goals Launch 2015 - projection mapping onto the UN Building in New York.
Edinburgh Festival Chorus, The Royal Scottish National Opera, University of Edinburgh