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Lucy Carter

Lighting designer

Biography

English lighting designer Lucy Carter has a close creative partnership with Royal Ballet Resident Choreographer Wayne McGregor. Her credits for The Royal Ballet include Multiverse, Obsidian Tear, Woolf Works, Tetractys, Raven Girl, Metamophosis: Titian 2012, Live Fire Exercise, Chroma, Infra and Qualia, and Dido and Aeneas / Acis and Galatea for The Royal Opera.

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, Pacific North West Ballet and Scottish Ballet, and collaborated on the multi-installation No Body for Sadler’s Wells. For Studio Wayne McGregor her work includes Atomos, FAR, Dyad 1909 (In the Spirit of Diaghilev) and Entity. 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 Husbands and Sons, Emil and the Detectives, Medea and Blurred Lines (National Theatre), Oil (Almeida), Saturday Night and Sunday Morning (Royal Exchange Manchester), Love and Money (Young Vic), The End of Longing (West End) and Othello (Sheffield). Carter has won the Knight of Illumination Award for Chroma and Woolf Works.

News and features

Ballet Essentials: <em>Obsidian Tear</em> / <em>The Invitation</em> / <em>Within the Golden Hour</em>

Ballet Essentials: Obsidian Tear / The Invitation / Within the Golden Hour

24 May 2016

Our quick introduction to this mixed programme of works by great British choreographers — Kenneth MacMillan, Christopher Wheeldon and Wayne McGregor.

<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.