David A. Finn

Lighting

David A. Finn began his career in 1978 as lighting designer for the master puppeteer Burr Tillstrom and Kukla, Fran & Ollie. He was resident Lighting Designer for Mikhail Baryshnikov’s White Oak Dance Project for eight years. His designs for dance can be seen with the National Ballet of Canada, San Francisco Ballet, Joffrey Ballet, American Ballet Theater, Australian Ballet, Bayerisches StaatsBallett, Twyla Tharp & Dancers and Paul Taylor Dance Company. He lit James Kudelka’s Le Baiser de la fée for Birmingham Royal Ballet. He has collaborated with John Macfarlane on various productions, including Falstaff (Florence), Othello (Brussels), Boris Godunov (Amsterdam), The Pirates of Penzance (Berlin), Sweet Violets (The Royal Ballet), Hummingbird (San Francisco) and Swan Lake, (Munich). He lit the stage scenes in Scorcese’s film The Age of Innocence and directed a documentary, The Green Monster, which premiered on public television in the USA in 1999. David was the lighting designer for Cirque du Soleil’s Michael Jackson ONE in Las Vegas and ZED in Tokyo. Future projects include world premieres of Frankenstein (The Royal Ballet) and The Little Prince (National Ballet of Canada).