Faculty & Advisory Council

Marco Balich

Marco Balich is a Creative Director and Executive Producer who is acclaimed for his unique creative signature in delivering Shows, Ceremonies, and unique entertainment formats. He has 16 Olympic and 12 Regional Games Ceremonies credits to his name.

Marco’s Olympic experience, awarded with an Emmy Award in 2006 and a Compasso d’Oro in 2017, began with the Salt Lake City 2002 Flag Handover, followed by Torino 2006 Olympic Ceremonies. He was involved in the Sochi 2014 Olympic Closing Ceremony and Paralympic Ceremonies and acted as Executive Producer of Rio 2016 Olympic Ceremonies.

He held the role of Artistic Director of the Italian Pavilion at the 2015 Expo in Milan, for which he also created the Tree of Life icon.

He also conceived the revolutionary format Superlive, with Giudizio Universale, the Sistine Chapel Immersive Show, the highest selling show in Italy in 2018, in association with the Vatican Museums.

Marco Balich is the chairman of Balich Wonder Studio, an integrated entertainment Group that conceives, produces, and delivers live experiences.