Ellada Evangelou was born and raised in Cyprus. She has studied in Cyprus and the United States and was awarded a Fulbright scholarship for graduate study.
She has worked as a dramaturg, theater director, workshop facilitator, and independent consultant, in collaboration with theater companies, NGOs, and international organisations. She teaches courses in theater and dramaturgy in higher education in Cyprus and the United States. She is interested in the relationship between theater/dramaturgy and identity, and works in the intersection of aRtivism and scholarship in post-colonial, post-conflict communities. She is co-founder of Rooftop Theatre, a 2020-21 Global Fellow of the International Society for the Performing Arts, as well as the Artistic and Executive Director of the Buffer Fringe Performing Arts Festival from 2019 to 2022.