David Walker studied with
Jeanetta Cochrane at the Central School of Arts and Crafts in London.
His early costume work includes Lope de Vegas Sleep Well,
produced by Joan Littlefield for the Liverpool Theatre Workshop. He
has designed sets and costumes for Cinderella, The Sleeping
Beauty, Giselle and La Sylphide for numerous companies,
including The Royal Ballet, the London Festival Ballet (now the English
National Ballet), the National Ballet of Canada and Houston Ballet.
His work in theatre design includes The Changeling for The Royal
Court Theatre in London, London Assurance for the Royal Shakespeare
Company and Man and Superman for Londons Royal National
Theatre. He has also done design work for The Royal Opera, the Metropolitan
Opera, the English National Opera and the Stockholm Opera.
In 1968, Mr. Walker designed Sir Frederick Ashtons ballet The
Dream for The Royal Ballet,
a new production of The Nutcracker for the London Festival Ballet
and costumes for the San Francisco Opera's production of La Traviata.
He has collaborated with Houston Ballet on sets and costumes for the
world premiere of Romeo and Juliet in 1987, and Cinderella
In American Ballet Theatre’s repertoire, David Walker’s
scenery and costumes designs include Ben Stevenson’s Cinderella
(1996), and Frederick Ashton’s The Dream (2002) and Cinderella