Kieron Johnson

Kieron Johnson

Freelance Lighting Designer

  • Location: London
  • Career stage: Early
  • Freelancer: Available

Lighting Designer, London, UK
Affiliate Member of the Association of Lighting Designers

University of Hull alumni, I studied Drama and Theatre Practice and it was here that I discovered a passion for Lighting for the Stage. Upon completing my degree, I undertook training at Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance as their Production Intern.

Specialising in lighting for Theatre, Contemporary Dance and Live Performance Art, I have worked with many influential artists and companies including
Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance
Northern School of Contemporary Dance
Kerry Nicholls
Transitions Dance Company
Company Wayne McGregor
Matthew Bourne for New Adventures
Opera North
Jessica Wright (CWM Company Dancer)
Stephanie Schober
Dam Van Huynh

I am also the touring production manager of EDge (London Contemporary Dance School’s Postgraduate Dance Company) and have toured works by Shobana Jeyasingh, Tony Adigun, Patricia Okenwa and Karen & Allen Kaeja. Along with this, I  have provided lighting designs for several choreographic works in Portugal whilst on tour, working on community projects with independent choreograhpers.

From the list demonstrated, my work has mainly revolved around Contemporary Dance and Ballet but my real passion lies in theatre and I have experience in this field, with previous work in the King’s Head Theatre, Finborough Theatre, JW3, Bunker Theatre and The Space Theatre. Most recent works include David Ireland’s Everything Between Us and You're Human Like the Rest of Them at the Finborough Theatre.

Throughout my training, I have very much adopted collaboration as part of my main working method. I believe that a strong collaboration between creators and performers is what truly makes an inspiring piece of art.
Influenced by the work of light artists including James Turrell and Dan Flavin, I strive to create art that leaves the audience questioning and encouraging discussion.