Born in 1986 in Thessaloniki, Greece the soprano Niki Lada is a holder of a Diploma in Classical Singing and Opera Studies, a Diploma in Opera, Drama and Contemporary Dance from the State Conservatory of Thessaloniki and an MA in Classical Singing and Opera Performance from Francesco Morlacchi Conservatory of Music of Perugia under the guidance of M.G.Pittavini. In 2017 and 2022, she is chosen by IDEA International Divertimento Ensemble Academy for the call for young performers, annual singing course, conducted by Alda Caiello. She has taken part in masterclasses and summer music academies with various artists of international fame like C. Studer, K. Hartgrove, G. Vagianos, S. Theodoridou, G. Hatzinikos and others, while she frequented lessons at the National Opera of Paris with Françoise Ferrand , the Thibaud Conservatory of Bordeaux with Charon Coste Jacques , the Royal Danish Academy of Music with Asa Bäverstam, Susanna Eken, Kirsten Buhl Møller and at the Conservatory of Toulouse.
She is mainly performing XX and XXI century repertoire as a soloist. Her repertoire includes among others works of Menotti, Barber, Poulenc, Bernstein, Casella, Berio, Berberian, Cage, Donatoni, Scelsi, Part, Vasks, Kagel, Aperghis, Zorn, Bedrossian, Lanza, Marco di Bari, Spyrou, Segglias. She has collaborated with musicians, composers, sound artists, directors, ensembles and artistic collectives of the contemporary and experimental scene such as the Divertimento Ensemble, Suono Giallo Ensemble, Meta-Ksi, 2.0, Franck Bedrossian, Marco di Bari, Zesses Segglias, Alexandros Spyrou, Stefano Alessandretti, Marco Bellussi, Viktoriia Vitrenko, Nestor Bayona, Alessia Damiani, Alessandro Fiordelmondo, Yannis Aniseggos, Theofilos Sotiriadis. She is performing in venues, residencies, academies and festivals as the Fabbrica del Vapore di Milano, Teatro Litta di Milano, Teatro degli Illuminati, Teatro Arrigoni, Teatro Pavone, Teatro Cesare Caporali, Rondò in Monferrato,Tempo Reale Festival-Unlocked Sound, Delian Academy, Il Suono Contemporary Music Week, SKG Bridges Festival, Dimitria Festival of Thessaloniki, Modern and Contemporary Music Festival of Perugia, Festival dei Due Mondi di Spoleto. She has also performed works of the sacred and the baroque repertoire. She has participated in projects and baroque operas as a mime and an actor among others, PanOpera Festival and has worked with associations as the Barocco Europeo and the Teathron Musike. Furthermore, she has taken part in performances some of which with Marina Abramovic, Marianna Andrigo, Aldo Aliprandi, Polyxeni Spiropoulou, Konstantina Kastellou in venues and festivals such as The Serpentine Galleries, the Experimental Centre for the Arts MOMus, the Biennale of Thessaloniki and others, while she is working closely with performers and video artists, exploring vocal extended techniques and improvisation. In 2018 she creates together with Alessia Damiani the [tis ixu's] Ensemble and together participate in festivals like Athens Digital Arts Festival (ADAF), Freedom - The New Human Manifesto (Spain), Lacuna Festivals, Artperformingfestival (Naples). In November 2021 their work /dis'tantse/ is published in hard copy book and e-book by Articulate (Denmark) as part of the Pandemic Art 1.0 and makes part of Articulate's virtual gallery.
Niki is studying under the guidance of Alda Caiello.