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Tom Visser

Thomas Anthony Visser is an established light designer specialized in dance since 2003.


Tom grew up in the countryside of west Ireland and in 1998, at the age of 18, started working in theatre. In 2003 he joined Nederlands Dans Theater and since then has been primarily creating designs in the field of dance. Tom has created the lighting design for multiple Olivier Award (best new dance production) winners. He has created designs for: Crystal Pite, Alexander Ekman, Hofesh Shechter, The Royal Ballet, Opera de Paris, National Opera and Ballet, National Ballet of Canada and many more.

Collection of review quotes:


“Tom Visser’s lighting turns a simple set into what feels like fractured, dangerous territory…” Siobhan Burke, New York Times


“…executed with consummate skill (plaudits to lighting designer Tom Visser)...” The Guardian


“...enhanced as always by Tom Visser’s painterly lighting…”  Louise Levene, Financial Times


“The aggressively beautiful lighting design is by Tom Visser…” - MARTHA SCHABAS The Globe and Mail


“Tom Visser’s lighting is an excellent aid…”  Graham Watts, Bachtrack


“Tom Visser's lighting frames the piece intensely” Vikki Jane Vile, broadwayworld


“Creative and superbly designed lighting (Tom Visser)...”  Matthew Dougal


“Tom Visser’s magnificent lighting, hazy and haunting, is often breathtakingly beautiful” TIme Out


“Tom Visser’s lighting is astonishing..” Colin THomas


“Tom Visser lights it and he gets a splendid gantry of lights to work some kind of magic in this department…” Julian Eaves


“ the absolutely perfect lighting design (with Tom Visser)”  - MICHAEL HIGGS


“...Tom Visser’s exquisite lighting takes over…” Jerry Wasserman


“The sombre lighting by Tom Visser, adds greatly to the atmosphere.”


“...the excellent lighting by Tom Visser managed to echo the confidence and despair…”  Michael Hasted


“...intriguing lighting design by Tom Visser…”  The North East Theatre Guide


“Lighting designer Tom Visser creates amazing worlds and apocalyptical images…” seeingDance


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