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Lucy Carter

Lighting designer


English lighting designer Lucy Carter has lit many productions for The Royal Ballet and has developed a strong creative partnership with Royal Ballet Resident Choreographer Wayne McGregor. Her credits for The Royal Ballet include Woolf Works (2015), Tetractys (2014), Raven Girl (2013), Metamophosis: Titian 2012, Live Fire Exercise (2011), Chroma (2008), Infra (2008) and Qualia (2003), and Dido and Aeneas / Acis and Galatea for The Royal Opera. In the 2015/16 Season she returns to work with McGregor on his new one-act ballet for the Company.

Carter trained in dance and drama at the Roehampton Institute, University of Surrey, and in lighting design at the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama. In addition to her Royal Ballet work Carter has lit productions for companies including San Francisco Ballet, Bolshoi Ballet, Paris Opera Ballet, Stuttgart Ballet, Australia Ballet, New York City Ballet and Scottish Ballet. For Wayne McGregor | Random Dance her work includes Atomos (2013), FAR (2010), Dyad 1909 (In the Spirit of Diaghilev) (2009) and Entity (2008). Her opera credits include Fiddler on the Roof (Grange Park Opera), La finta giardinera (Glyndebourne Festival), Grimes on the Beach (Aldeburgh Festival), Lohengrin (Welsh National Opera and Polish Opera) and The Adventures of Mr Brouček (Opera North).

Carter’s theatre work includes Emil and the Detectives, Medea and Blurred Lines (National Theatre), Saturday Night and Sunday Morning (Royal Exchange Manchester), Love and Money (Young Vic) and Othello (Sheffield). Carter has won the Knight of Illumination Award for Chroma and Woolf Works.

News and features

<em>Woolf Works</em> and <em>Guillaume Tell</em> win Knight of Illumination awards

Woolf Works and Guillaume Tell win Knight of Illumination awards

7 October 2015

Lucy Carter and Alessandro Carletti have been honoured at the Knight of Illumination for their recent work.

Exhibition: Raven Girl The Making of a Ballet

Exhibition: Raven Girl The Making of a Ballet

19 September 2013

New exhibition including designs, costumes and film charts creation of Wayne McGregor’s Raven Girl.