Marco Balich is referred to as the ‘Designer of Emotions’. His career began in the music world: organising concerts for international stars and one of the biggest music festivals in Europe, the Heineken Jammin’ Festival. He produced many prime time television shows and music videos over for 15 years.
Balich is considered one of the top Olympic Ceremonies Executive Producers: from 2002 Salt Lake City Flag Handover to Torino 2006 Olympic Ceremonies; from the Rio Flag Handover in London 2012 to the Sochi 2014 production. He has received an Emmy Award for his work.
For Expo Milan 2015, Balich was the Artistic Director of the Italian Pavilion and creator of the iconic Albero della Vita – Tree of Life. Balich was awarded by The Government of the Republic of Kazakhstan with the Order of Kurmet, for his professional contribution through the celebration of the 550th Anniversary of the Kazakh Khanate. He has been the executive producer of the Rio 2016 Olympic Opening and Closing Ceremonies, produced by CC2016.