Cécile Giovansili-Vissière was born in 1973 in Marseille. After a scientific secondary school diploma and linguistic studies, she became interested in lightning design. She learned lighting techniques by herself and while working with great artistic figures such as Peter Brook, Klaus Michael Grüber, or Robert Carsen.
At first she worked with drama and opera theaters, then took interest in dance. Her work combines lighting design and dynamic lighting stenographies. In the course of over twenty years of her career, she has kept a balance between emerging companies (Hervé Chaussard and the will corporation, Alexis Moati, La Locomotive) and renowned artists (Angelin Preljocaj, Hans Peter Cloos, Robyn Orlin). She worked in many famous places, like the Bolshoi, the Bassin de Neptune in the Versailles, or Théâtre de l’Archevêché in Aix-en-Provence, as well as in more modest structures that became an inspiration to her. Latest credits include Vertigo by Hervé Chaussard and Retour à Berratham by Angelin Preljocaj shown at the Cour d’honneur of the Palais des Papes for the Avignon festival.