Jon Bausor


Jon Bausor studied Music at Oxford University before training on the Motley theatre design course.

He designed the opening ceremony of the 2012 Paralympic Games in London and the kinetic sculpture to light the flame for the 2014 Paralympic Winter Games in Sochi.

Jon has designed extensively in dance, opera and theatre for companies worldwide including The Royal Opera House, National Theatre, London, National Theatre of Scotland, Abbey Theatre, Dublin, Young Vic, Theatre de Complicité, and both Finnish and Norwegian National Ballets.

As an associate artist of the Royal Shakespeare Company he has designed numerous productions including Hamlet, King Lear, The Winter’s Tale and the entire 2012 Shipwrecked season in Stratford, London and New York.

Recent theatre includes: Bat Out of Hell (Manchester Opera House / London Coliseum/Toronto) ; The Grinning Man (Bristol Old Vic); Bugsy Malone (Lyric Hammersmith); The James Plays (NT/ NTS/ World tour); KURSK (Young Vic/ Sydney Opera House); Ghost Stories (West End/ Toronto/ Moscow); Peter Pan, Lord of the Flies, To Kill a Mockingbird (Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre); MAMETZ (National Theatre of Wales- winner best design National Theatre awards and Wales Theatre awards), Fatherland (Manchester International Festival), I am Yusuf (Shebbahurr, Palestine/ Young Vic, London), Water (Filter/ Lyric/ BAM); Lionboy(Complicité), and Plough and the Stars (Abbey Theatre, Dublin/ Melbourne/ New York/ Boston).

Dance includes: The Nutcracker (Norwegian National Ballet- also co-director); Hansel and Gretel, Ghosts, Pleasure’s Progress (Royal Opera House); Scribblings, Castaways (Rambert);  Blood Wedding (Finnish National Ballet), HOWL (Bern Ballet, Switzerland/ Joyce Theatre, New York), Snow White in Black (Phoenix Dance Theatre); In Media Res (Nederlands Dans Theater); Carmen, Firebird (Norwegian National Ballet); Lest We Forget (English National Ballet).

Opera includes: The Knot Garden (Theatre an der Wien); Queen of Spades (Festival Theatre, Edinburgh); The Lighthouse (Teatro Poliziano, Montepulciano); The Human Comedy (Young Vic, London) and The Soldier’s Tale (Old Vic, London/ Baghdad).