set and costume design


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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 in Moscow 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 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.

Jean-Marc’s career began as a dancer, graduating 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.