JM Puissant Biog - jean



JM Puissant Biog - jean
jean-marc puissant
theatre | opera | dance
set and costume design
Jean-Marc Puissant is an award winning set and
costume designer working internationally for
theatre, musicals, opera, ballet and contemporary
dance. Designing productions of all scales, styles and
genres, Jean-Marc’s design practice is rooted in the
identity of unique creative collaborations,
supporting the nature and craft required by each art
form across the performing arts.
Several productions Jean-Marc designed won
Laurence Olivier Awards, South Bank Show Awards,
National Dance Critics Awards and TMA Awards.
Nominated as Best Scenographer at the 2016
International Benois de la Danse and a finalist of
World Stage Design 2013, he was invited to give
talks about his design work at London’s V&A and
New York’s Guggenheim museums.
Jean-Marc trained at the celebrated Motley Theatre
Design Course in London (with the kind support of
the Dancers’ Career Development) and studied Art
History at La Sorbonne, Paris.
He is a guest tutor for theatre design at Central
School of Speech and Drama, London.
Photo © Antonio Olmos
opera The Royal Opera: Aida (and Valencia Opera, Oslo Opera) | Santa Fe Opera: Madame Butterfly (and Los
Angeles Opera) ; Les Pêcheurs de Perles | Opera Theatre St Louis: Richard the Lionheart (Riccardo Primo) |
Scottish Opera: A Night at the Chinese Opera | Royal Academy Opera: L’incoronazione di Poppea
theatre Théâtre du Châtelet: The King And I (and Lyric Opera Chicago) | Menier Chocolate Factory: Pippin |
Theatre Royal Stratford East: Dangerous Lady | The Curve: All My Sons | Finborough Theatre: His Greatness |
Edinburgh Festival: The Irish Curse
dance The Royal Ballet: Tryst ; DGV: Danse à Grande Vitesse ; Electric Counterpoint ; Jewels ; Aeternum ;
Other Stories | New York City Ballet: Klavier ; Les Carillons ; DGV | American Ballet Theatre: VIII (and Hamburg
Ballet) | Birmingham Royal Ballet: The Seasons ; Take Five (and National Ballet of Japan); Kin. | San Francisco
Ballet: Quaternary | Boston Ballet: Resonance | Pennsylvania Ballet: Wheeldon’s Swan Lake (and Joffrey Ballet,
Badishes Staatstheater, Opera di Roma); DGV | Dutch National Ballet: Concerto Concordia ; Axiom of Choice ;
Now And Thereafter ; Tryst | Rambert Dance Company: Elsa Canasta (and Scottish Ballet); Gran Partita: Terra
Incognita | Phoenix Dance Theatre: Nopalitos ; Paseillo | Candoco: Beheld | Ballet Black: A Dream Within A
Midsummer Night’s Dream | Mannheim Nationaltheater Ballett: Chansons ; Film Noir ; O’Day’s Romeo & Juliet |
Ballet du Grand Théâtre de Genève: Lux | Opéra du Rhin Ballet: Gielgud’s Giselle | Royal Ballet of Flanders:
Dream Weaver | Ballett im Revier: Breiner’s Swan Lake | Alexander Whitley: All That Is Solid Melts Into Air; The
Grit In The Oyster; Pattern Recognition | Arthur Pita: Facada | N. Osipova & I. Vasiliev: Facada (new version)
directors Lee Blakeley | Toby Frow | Lisa Goldman | Sir David McVicar | Walter Meierjohann | Andrew Neil |
William Relton | Mitch Sebastian | Ché Walker
choreographers Karole Armitage | David Bintley | Bridget Breiner | Adrian Burnett | Danièle Desnoyers |
Dominique Dumais | Javier de Frutos | Maina Gielgud | Marcia Haydée | Shobana Jeyasingh | Cathy Marston |
Jose Martinez | Cameron McMillan | Ernst Meisner | Kevin O’Day | Ken Ossola | Annie-B Parson | Arthur Pita |
Arlene Phillips | Christopher Wheeldon | Alexander Whitley
• • • Jean-Marc’s career began as a dancer, studying at the School of Paris Opera Ballet and the Conservatoire
National Supérieur de Musique de Paris.
A professional dancer with Birmingham Royal Ballet and Stuttgart Ballet, he danced and created roles in
classical, neo-classical and contemporary repertoires.
He is on the Board of Directors of Dance Umbrella, London’s international contemporary dance festival. | [email protected] | +44 7801 909 733