Willy Cessa was born in 1975 in France. He first studied music, then light design in France during 2 years.
Since 2001 he worked as a light/principal manager or as a light designer with various artists and organisations : le Centre Dramatique Régional des Pays de la Loire, Herman Diephuis, Cie Les Aphoristes, Cie KLP, Esther Aumatell, Fanny de Chaillé, Danse afrique danse, Franck II Louise.
In 2007 he met Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui for the Zon-Mai-project in Paris. Since then they worked together on Apocrifu, Bound and TeZukA.