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Simon Bennison



Simon Bennison, a British lighting designer, is from Manchester, England and trained in lighting, architecture, and music at University College London, Yale University, University of Surrey, and the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art. He was Lighting Associate for the Royal Opera House until 2022.

Bennison has designed for many major ballet and opera companies worldwide. Recent productions include Carlos at 50 (Royal Opera House), Prometheus Poem of Fire (Royal Festival Hall), A Diamond Celebration (The Royal Ballet), Nureyev Legend & Legacy (Theatre Royal Drury Lane), Dido & Aeneas (Deborah Warner Opera Company), The Realistic Joneses (Dublin Theatre Festival), and The Dante Project (Paris Opera Ballet).

Scherzo and Anemoi (Royal Ballet) have each received best new dance piece awards from the South Bank and the Dance Critics Award 2021. The Dante Project won the South Bank best dance work in 2022.