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Jackie Shemesh Lighting Designer

Jackie Shemesh is a designer of lighting and space. He works internationally in dance, theatre, music and with performance and visual artists.

Theatre and Opera design includes works for The Almeida; Lyric Hammersmith; Bristol Old Vic; Duchess Theatre and Trafalgar Studios West End; The Young Vic; Bush Theatre; Curve Theatre, Leicester; and Grange Opera.

Jackie has designed the lighting for many dance companies including Lost Dog Dance, Rambert, Batsheva Ensemble, Ballet Boyz, Arthur Pita/Sadler’s Wells, National Dance Company of Wales, Scottish Dance Theatre, CandoCo, and Protein among others.

Other collaborations around Europe include with Manchester International Festival; the Hamburg Symphony Orchestra; Steirischer Herbst Festival Austria and several productions for the Hebbel Theatre, Berlin.


Jackie was shortlisted for a Knight of Illumination 2018 Award for his design for Goat, choreographed by Ben Duke for Rambert.

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