Brandon Stirling Baker is a lighting designer working internationally in the areas of ballet, opera and theater.
His lighting can be seen in the repertories of New York City Ballet, San Francisco Ballet, Dutch National Ballet, Berlin Staatsballet, Miami City Ballet, Joffrey Ballet, Pacific Northwest Ballet, Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, Houston Ballet, Pennsylvania Ballet, Semperoper Dresden, Cincinnati Ballet, Los Angeles Philharmonic, Paul Taylor’s American Modern Dance, Los Angeles Dance Project and many others. Since 2010, Baker has been a frequent collaborator with choreographer Justin Peck of the New York City Ballet.
Baker’s lighting has been presented nationally and internationally by major venues including Lincoln Center, Kennedy Center, Walt Disney Concert Hall, Hollywood Bowl, Brooklyn Academy of Music, Theatre du Chatelet (Paris), Sadlers Wells (London), Maison de La Danse (Lyon), Teatro Carlo Felice (Genoa) and the Guggenheim Bilbao (Spain). Other international credits include premieres in Italy, France, Germany, Spain, Netherlands, South America, Cuba, Jamaica, United Kingdom and Canada.
Baker has worked with a diverse group of visual artists and composers including Shepard Fairey, Sufjan Stevens, Bryce Dessner, Daniel Buren, Karl Jensen, Marcel Dzama, Jason Hackenwerth and Stephen Powers.
Mr.Baker received his BFA from the California Institute of the Arts and studied at the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama in Glasgow, Scotland. He is a recipient of the 2016 Lotos Foundation Prize for emerging artists in New York.