Born in Thessaloniki, Greece, Aliki Bacopoulou-Halls studied English Literature in the University of her home city and later continued her studies at the Institute of Education at London University. She received her M.A. in English Literature from Binghamton University, where she also completed her Ph.D. studies in Comparative Literature, specializing in Theatre. She has taught at the University of Thessaloniki and the University of Athens, and has lectured and/or conducted seminars abroad.

She served as advisor to Melina Mercouri, Minister of Culture, and was elected Secretary General and President of the Hellenic Centre of the International Theatre Institute, where she worked for 17 years. She served on the Artistic Committee of the State Theatre of Northern Greece in Thessaloniki, and was president of the same committee at the National Theatre in Athens, where she also worked as a dramaturg. She was recently invited to join the International Advisory Council of the Translation Research and Instruction Program at Binghamton University, N.Y., for the next three years.

She has collaborated with many European universities in the context of the Erasmus and Socrates programmes. She has contributed to international encyclopaedias on theatre and translation, and has written extensively on both Modern and Ancient Greek Theatre. Her books include: Modern Greek Theater: Roots and Blossoms , The Other D.H.Lawrence, Essays on Ernest Hemingway and Scott Fitzerald, and Female Sexuality and Freedom. She has also translated Modern Greek plays into English, but considers her classroom work the best part of her academic achievement.