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Lucy Carter

Lighting designer


English lighting designer Lucy Carter has lit many productions at The Royal Ballet and has developed a strong creative partnership with Royal Ballet Resident Choreographer Wayne McGregor. Her productions 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). 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 first came to lighting design through lighting her own choreography. She went on to take the Advanced Diploma 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 Random Dance, Paris Ballet, Stuttgart 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).

Opera work includes Aldeburgh Festival’s production of Peter Grimes on Aldeburgh beach. In 2008 Carter was awarded the Knight of Illumination Award for Chroma.

News and features

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.