Acclaimed lighting designer, JON BUSWELL is renowned internationally for his work in ballet, theatre and opera as well as large scale events and television. A graduate of Croydon School of Art near London UK, Jon worked initially for the Royal Shakespeare Company before becoming a freelance designer in 1997. Since then has worked as both lighting designer and as Technical Director for many significant arts companies and major productions.
Currently Jon is the Technical Director of The Australian Ballet, where he has been since 2015, lighting and designing a number of productions. Prior to this he worked as Technical Director of the West Australian Ballet from 2008 – 2015. As a freelance designer, Jon has worked numerous times with companies in Australia, New Zealand and UK. Buswell has also worked as a visiting lecturer for The University of Central England in Birmingham and the Victorian College of the Arts.
He has designed lighting for such ballet productions as Aurum, Coppelia, The Nutcracker, La Sylphide, Romeo and Juliet, Don Quixote, Peter Pan and Little Atlas among others. Jon Buswell was the lighting designer for the original production of Krzysztof Pastor’s ballet Dracula at the West Australian Ballet in 2018.