Based in London, Jean-Marc designs sets and costumes for opera, theatre and dance. He works across the UK, Europe, the United States, at the Edinburgh and Athens International Festivals and the Venice Biennale.
He has been asked to give talks about his work at London's V&A and New York's Guggenheim museums.
Design credits include AIDA (Royal Opera); MADAMA BUTTERFLY (Santa Fe Opera); A NIGHT AT THE CHINESE OPERA (Scottish Opera - TMA Award nomination); JEWELS (2007 Olivier Award for Best New Dance Production; South Bank Show Award nomination), TRYST and DGV (Olivier Award nominations), DGV (co-winner South Bank Show Award), ELECTRIC COUNTERPOINT (Critics’ Circle Award) all for Royal Ballet; KLAVIER (New York City Ballet); VIII (American Ballet Theatre and Hamburg Ballet); QUATERNARY (San Francisco Ballet); SWAN LAKE (Pennsylvania Ballet and Karlsruhe StaatsBallett); ELSA CANASTA and GRAN PARTITA (Rambert), NOPALITOS (co-winner Critics’ Circle Award) and PASEILLO (Phoenix Dance Theatre); SED LUX PERMANET (Geneva’s Grand Theatre); CHANSONS, FILM NOIR and ROMEO & JULIET (Nationaltheater Mannheim); GOD’S GARDEN (Linbury Studio, ROH); ALL MY SONS (The Curve); THE IRISH CURSE (Edinburgh Festival).
Future commissions include Bizet's LES PECHEURS DE PERLES (Santa Fe Opera).
Jean-Marc trained at Motley Theatre Design Course and studied Art History at La Sorbonne. He previously trained as a dancer at Paris Opera Ballet School. He joined BRB and Stuttgart Ballet, dancing classical and modern repertoires.
Since September 2008, Jean-Marc is a member of the Board of Directors of Dance Umbrella Ltd.