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Lucy Carter


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, Metamorphosis: 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.