John F. Macfarlane, was born in Scotland and studied at the Glasgow School of Art. He began work as Resident Designer at the Young Vic Theatre in London. In addition to Le Baiser de la fée, he also designed Cinderella and The Nutcracker for Birmingham Royal Ballet. He has designed for most of the world’s great contemporary and classical ballet companies. In recent years he has designed Liam Scarlett’s Asphodel Meadows (Olivier Award nominated), Sweet Violets and Frankenstein (all Royal Ballet) and Hummingbird (San Francisco). He is currently designing the new 2018 Swan Lake for the Royal Ballet. John also designs extensively for opera including most recently Tosca (Metropolitan Opera, New York). John exhibits as a painter in the UK, USA and Europe and his works hang in prestigious public collections. He was created a Chevalier of the Ordre des Arts et des Lettres (2006), is a judge of the Linbury Prize for Theatre Design, and was made a Benois de la Danse Laureate at the Bolshoi (2015). He is a Fellow of the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama.