Helder Maia has a degree in scenography and Phd in Fine Arts – Sculpture, by the Faculdad Belas Artes de Pontevedra from Universidade de Vigo. He articulate the activity of scenographer in theatre and cinema with the teaching of scenography classes in ESMAE - Escola Superior de Música e Artes do Espetáculo – Instituto Politécnico do Porto, since 1998, where currently assumes the positions of Director of the theatre Department and Vice-President of the scientific-technical Council. Participate in the international Partnership Program Meeting Place – Music, Theatre, Landscape, with tree European schools, Winchester University (UK) SADA and SLU (Sweden). He is member of NIMAE (Research Nucleus of Music and Performing Arts). Develops research in areas related by the expression of the materials on the aesthetic of the scene, installation in public art interventions and the analysis of the application of the sense of sustainability from the design of scenography.