In 2009 Studio Festi produced the Opening Ceremony of the 13th World Championship of Aquatics. The Stadio dei Marmi was itself the perfect set design for a breathtaking show. Nikos was one of the segment choreographers organizing the auditions for all ceremony cast and eventually working with more than 100 performers in his pieces, bringing life to mythological sea creatures and giving omage to different water sports, creating some of the most beautiful pieces he has made in his long collaboration with Studio Fest and it’s Director, Monica Maimone.
This project was the beginning of a long collaboration with colleague Dimitra Kritikidi, a very special relationship that continous throughtout the years till today for some of the most important projects Nikos has worked on
Nikos was also the Protocol & Athletes Parade Director of the Ceremony.