Lucy Carter

Lighting designer

Lucy CarterLucy Carter trained in Dance and Drama at the Roehampton Institute before training in Lighting Design at Central School of Speech and Drama. In 2008 she received the Knight of Illumination Award for Dance for Chroma and in 2015 for Woolf Works.

Theatre credits include: Oil (Almeida Theatre), The End of Longing (Playhouse Theatre) Medea, Blurred Lines and Emil and the Detectives (National Theatre), Husbands and Sons (National Theatre and Royal Exchange Manchester), Love and Money and Saturday Night and Sunday Morning (Royal Exchange, Manchester), Othello (Sheffield), The Trial of Ubu (Hampstead), Wastwater (Royal Court), Crow, with Handspring (Greenwich Docklands Festival).

Opera credits includes: Fiddler on the Roof (Grange Park Opera), La finta giardiniera (Glyndebourne), Grimes on the Beach (Aldeburgh Productions), Lohengrin (Welsh National Opera and Teatr Wielki – Polish National Opera), The Wasp Factory (Bregenzer Festspiele, Berlin and Linbury, Royal Opera House), The Adventures of Mr Broucek and Maria Stuarda (Opera North).

She is the main collaborator with choreographer Wayne McGregor. Their work includes Borderlands at San Francisco Ballet; FAR and Entity, Dyad 1929, Amu, Digito1, AtaXia and Nemesis for Random; Woolf’s Works, The Art of Fugue, Raven Girl, Carbon Life, Live Fire Exercise, Limen, Infra, Chroma and Qualia, Dido and Aeneas and Acis and Galatea (Royal Opera/Royal Ballet), Outlier (New York City Ballet) Dyad 1909 (Australian Ballet), Kirikou and Karaba (musical), L’Anatomie de la Sensation and Genus (Paris Opéra Ballet); Skindex and Renature (Netherlands Dance Theatre), 2 Human (ENB), Yantra and Nautilus (Stuttgart), Chroma (Bolshoi, Canadian National Ballet, San Francisco Ballet and Royal Danish Ballet, Pennsylvania Ballet), Infra (Joffrey Ballet, Chicago, Mariinsky, St Petersburg, Tulsa Ballet).

Other credits include: No Body (Installation at Sadler’s Wells), Appassionata, Clear, Loud, Bright, Forward – with choregrapher Benjamin Millepied (Worldwide), Life in Progress – a farewell to Silvie Guillem (Akram Khan, Sadler’s Wells) and the lighting design for Paloma Faith’s performance at the Brit Awards 2015.