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Fabiana Piccioli

Lighting Designer


Fabiana Piccioli trained as a dancer while studying Philosophy in Rome. Between 2000 and 2002 she started her dancing career in Belgium before moving back to Rome to join the Romaeuropa Festival as production manager. In 2005 she moved to London joining the Akram Khan Company as Technical Director and Lighting Designer, touring with the company worldwide. Since 2010 she has collaborated with other international artists and choreographers as a freelance Lighting Designer.

2017 - Winner of Knight of Illumination Award for Dance (Echos)

2013 - Winner of Knight of Illumination Award for Dance (iTMOI)

Eugene Onegin

Scottish Opera, Glasgow

Dir. Oliver Mears

Set & Costume. Annemarie Woods

Chor. Ashley Page

Powder Her Face

Irish National Opera, Dublin

Dir / Des. Antony McDonald

Chor. Lucy Burge


Shobana Jeyasingh Company & Sadler's Wells, London.

Chor: Shobana Jeyasingh

Mixed Bill - Carlos Acosta

Sadler's Wells, London & La Havana, Cuba

Chor: Sidi Larbi Chekaoui

Mixed Bill

Ballets de Monte Carlo

Chro: Sidi Larbi Chekaoui and Jeroen Verbruggen

Eugene Onegin

Scottish Opera

Dir: Oliver Mears

Grensgeval (Borderline)

Bourla Theatre, Antwerp

Dir: Guy Cassiers


Royal Ballet Flanders

Chor: Sidi Larbi Chekaoui

Powder Her Face

Northern Ireland Opera

Dir: Antony McDonald

Mixed Bill - SHE SAID - M-Dao

English National Ballet & Sadler's Wells

Chor: Yabin Wang

Ophelias Zimmer

Royal Court Theatre

Dir: Katie Mitchell

Des: Chloe Lamford


The Conch, New Zealand

Dir. Nina Nawalowalo

Triple Bill for Natalia Osipova - Qtub

Sadlers Wells

Chor. Sidi Labi Cherkaoui

New Ballet to Music of Ravel

Royal Ballet Flanders

Chor. Sidi Labi Cherkaoui

Ma Mere l'Oyer

Royal Ballet Flanders

Chor. Jeroen Verbrueggen


Neville Holt Opera

Dir. Oliver Mears

Des. Simon Holdsworth

The Marriage of Figaro

Fonzazione la Scala Milan

Dir. Frederick Wake Walker

Des. Anthony McDonald

Under Siege

Sun Direct, China and Sadlers Wells

Chor. Yang Liping

Echoes and I Imagine

Aakash Odedra & Curve Leicester

Chor. Aditi Mangaldes


Barbican Center & Mumbai

Chro:Aditi Mangaldas

Verklarte Nacht

Rambert at Sadler's Wells, Birmingham Rep, Theatre Royal Bath, Festival theatre Edinburgh
Chor:Kim Brandstrup

Set Des: Chloe Lamford

Mixed Bill Royal Ballet Flanders
Composer: Arvo Part

Aakash Odedra Company - Linbury Studios & Royal Opera House, London

Chor: Damien Jalet

Song of Song Compagnie la Baraka, Lyon
Chor: Abou Lagraa
Mixed Bill - Fall Icecraft Creations, Ahmedabad Gujarat, India
Harbor Me

Theatre du Chatelet, Paris
Chor: Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui

for L.A Dance Project

Benjamin Millepied


The Conch for Creative New Zealand, Auckland

Chor. Nina Nawalawalo

Bayadere ,The Ninth Life

Linbury Studio, Royal Opera House

Chor: Shobana Jeyasingh


Festival Temporada alta, Girona

Chor: Lali Ayguade

Ophelias Zimmer

Schaubuhne Theatre, Berlin

Co-production with Royal Court Theatre

Dir. Katie Mitchell

Des. Chloe Lamford

The Lowry Exhibition The Lowry Centre, Manchester
Rainy Days

Luxembourg Philharmonic

Light Concert featuring

New Work Errol White Company

Balletto di Roma

Chor. Paulo Mangiola


Croation National Theatre, Zagreb

Revived Peter Mumford's original lighting


ENB at the Barbican

Chor. Akram Khan

Inked Aakash Odedra (Dance Xchange Birmingham)
iTMOI Akram Kahn Company (Sadler's Wells)
Romeo & Juliet

Riverside Opera

Rose Theatre, Kingston

Flight Southbank Centre, Alchemy Festival


by Vivienne Franzmann

Royal Court Theatre / Clean Break

Aditi Mangaldas Dance Company

Chor. Aditi Mangaldas

Race Race Teatro Vascello, Rome
Chor: Paolo Mangiola

Akram Khan Company

Chor. Akram Khan



Aditi Mangaldas Dance Company

Chor. Aditi Mangaldas

The Pirate Project Improbable Productions

Aditi Mangaldas Dance Company

Chor. Aditi Mangaldas

Now Is

Aditi Mangaldas Dance Company

Chor. Aditi Mangaldas


Akram Khan Company

Set and Lighting Des.

Chor. Akram Khan

Confluence Sadlers Wells
Chor. Akram Khan and Nitin Sawhney

National Ballet of China
Set and Lighting Des.

Chor. Akram Khan

Variations for Vibes Pianos and Strings

Akram Khan Company and London Sinfonietta Orchestra

Chor. Akram Khan

Beatiful and Beautiful Me

by Gregory Maqoma

Lilian Baylis Theatre, London
Svapnagata Festival Produced by Sadlers Wells (12 companies in 7 days of the Theatre Festival)
Joined Akram Khan Dance Company as Technical Manager
Production Manager for Romaeuropa Festival


Natalia Osipova - Sadler's Wells

"The strong visual impact of the work is further testament to the outstanding set and lighting designs of Fabiana Piccioli"  Londondance

Breathe - Errol White Company, Edinburgh Festival Theatre Studio

Lighting plays a pivotal part in most dance shows, but sometimes it’s almost like another dancer on stage. As Errol White and Davina Givan stand bathed in bright white light, it’s as if something is drawing them towards it. Later, those same lights illuminate pockets of empty space on the floor, leaving us to imagine what could take place there.



Fabiana Piccioli's brilliant lighting design is key to the work's success.

The Times

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