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John B. Read



John B. Read was consultant lighting designer to The Royal Opera, The Royal Ballet and Birmingham Royal Ballet from 1992 to 2005. He is largely responsible for establishing lighting as an integral part of dance presentation. He has worked with many major choreographers, notably Sir Frederick Ashton, Sir Kenneth MacMillan, Anthony Tudor, Glen Tetley, Jerome Robbins, Rudolf Nureyev, Anthony Dowell, David Bintley, Natalia Makarova, Ronald Hynde, Christopher Bruce, Wayne Eagling, Ulysses Dove and Ashley Page. Works for the Royal Ballet companies include Swan Lake, The Nutcracker, The Snow Queen, Mayerling, Anastasia, Frankenstein, La Bayadère and The Prince of Pagodas.

He works regularly with ballet companies throughout Europe, North America, Australia and the Far East, including this year the Stanislavsky Music Theatre in Moscow. He has lit frequently revived productions for Rambert Dance, London Contemporary Dance Theatre, London City Ballet, English National / London Festival and Scottish Ballet and designs regularly for opera and theatre.

Last updated, August 2013




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