Brandon Stirling Baker is a lighting designer working internationally in the areas of theatre, opera and dance.
Baker has worked with a diverse group of visual artists, directors, composers and choreographers including Justin Peck, Savion Glover, Shepard Fairey, Sufjan Stevens, Anthony Roth Costanzo, Bryce Dessner, Daniel Buren, George Condo, Pam Tanowitz, Alonzo King, Damian Woetzel, Karl Jensen, Marcel Dzama, Stephen Powers, Michelle Dorrance, Benjamin Millepied, Caleb Teicher, James Ortiz and Jamar Roberts.
His lighting can be seen internationally in the repertories of New York City Ballet, American Ballet Theatre, San Francisco Ballet, Dutch National Ballet, Hong Kong Ballet, Berlin Staatsballet, Miami City Ballet, Joffrey Ballet, Pacific Northwest Ballet, Boston Ballet, Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, Houston Ballet, Semperoper Dresden, Opera Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Ballet, Cincinnati Ballet, Boston Ballet, Paul Taylor’s American Modern Dance, Los Angeles Dance Project and many others. Since 2010, Baker has been a frequent collaborator with Tony Award winning choreographer and director Justin Peck.
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), Hong Kong Cultural Center, 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.
In 2019 the Guggenheim Museum’s Works & Process series honored Mr.Baker with a special program “The Choreography of Light” dedicated to his work as a lighting designer for ballet.
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.
Baker is the Lighting Director for Boston Ballet. He is a recipient of the 2016 Lotos Foundation Prize and a 2018 Resident Artist at the Center for Ballet and the Arts at New York University.