Jon Bausor studied 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.
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 Shipwreck season.
Theatre credits include: LES LIAISONS DANGEREUSES, KNIGHT’S TALE (Tokyo); FATHERLAND (Manchester International Festival/ Frantic Assembly); THE BAND (UK Tour); BAT OUT OF HELL (Coliseum/Dominion/ US tour); THE GRINNING MAN (Bristol Old Vic/Trafalgar Studios- winner best design UK theatre awards); THEY DRINK IT IN THE CONGO (Almeida); THE JAMES PLAYS (NT/ NTS/ World tour); BUGSY MALONE (Lyric, Hammersmith); KURSK (Sound and Fury/Young Vic/ Sydney); 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 UK theatre awards and Wales Theatre awards); YOU FOR ME FOR YOU (Royal Court); I AM YUSUF (Shebbahurr, Palestine/Young Vic, London), WATER (Filter/ BAM); LIONBOY (Complicité), and PLOUGH AND THE STARS (Abbey Theatre, Dublin/ Melbourne/ New York/ Boston).
Dance credits include: THE NUTCRACKER, CARMEN, FIREBIRD (Norwegian National Opera); HANSEL AND GRETEL, GHOSTS, PLEASURE’S PROGRESS (Royal Opera House); SCRIBBLINGS, CASTAWAYS (Rambert Dance); 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); LEST WE FORGET (English National Ballet).
Opera credit include: AGRIPPINA (Grange Festival); THE KNOT GARDEN (Theatre an der Wien); QUEEN OF SPADES (Festival Theatre, Edinburgh); THE LIGHTHOUSE (Teatro Poliziano, Montepulciano); THE HUMAN COMEDY (Young Vic, London); THE SOLDIER’S TALE (Old Vic, London/ Baghdad).