Marialena trained in Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design. She also attended Central School of Speech and Drama, London College of Fashion and had her internship in Laban Centre of Contempory Dance. She has worked as a set and costume designer in the UK and Greece.
She has recently turn her expertise into interior design, focusing on small spaces.
Some of her set and costume credits include:
‘Puss in Boots’ (National Greek Opera)
’ The female of Species’ (Booze Cooperativa, Athens), ‘The Jitterburg Blitz’ (Lyric Hammersmith Studio, London), ‘Look back in Anger’ (Jermyn Street Theatre, London), ‘Breaking the Silence’ and ‘The Diary of a Madman (Mac Owen Theatre, London).
Her film credits include: ’Rosas Amat’ and ‘Stowaway’ (Sell your House Productions, Athens), ‘The Crossing’ and ‘Taximan’(London Film School, London), ‘Survey 257’(Zeb Lamp,London).
She lives in London with her husband Richard, a lighting designer and their two daughters.