Jon Bausor studied at Oxford University before training on the Motley theatre design course.
He designed the opening ceremony of the 2012 Paralympic Games in London and the kinetic sculpture to light the flame for the 2014 Paralympic Winter Games.
As an associate artist of the RSC he has designed numerous productions including Hamlet, King Lear, The Winter’s Tale and the entire 2012 What Country Friends Is This? season.
Jon has designed extensively in dance, opera and theatre for companies worldwide including The Royal Opera House, National Theatre, National Theatre of Scotland, Abbey Theatre Dublin, Young Vic, Theatre de Complicité, and both Finnish and Norwegian National Ballets.
Theatre includes: The James Plays (NT/ NTS); Bugsy Malone (Lyric, Hammersmith); KURSK (Sound and Fury/Young Vic/ Sydney); Ghost Stories (West End/ Toronto/ Moscow); Lord of the Flies, To Kill a Mockingbird (Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre); MAMETZ (National Theatre of Wales- winner best design National Theatre awards and Wales Theatre awards), The Believers (Frantic Assembly), I am Yusuf (Shebbahurr, Palestine/ Young Vic), Water (Filter/ Lyric/ BAM); Lionboy (Complicité); and Terminus (Abbey Theatre Dublin/ Melbourne/ New York/ Boston).
Dance includes: Hansel and Gretel, Ghosts, Pleasure’s Progress (Royal Opera House); Scribblings, Castaways (Rambert Dance); Blood Wedding (Finnish National Ballet), HOWL (Bern Ballet, Switzerland/ Joyce Theatre, New York), Snow White in Black (Phoenix Dance Theatre); In Media Res (Nederlands Dans Theater); Carmen, Firebird (Norwegian National Ballet); Lest We Forget (English National Ballet).
Opera includes: The Knot Garden (Theatre an der Wien); Queen of Spades (Festival Theatre, Edinburgh); The Lighthouse (Teatro Poliziano, Montepulciano); The Human Comedy (Young Vic) and The Soldiers Tale (Old Vic, London/ Baghdad).
Jon is currently directing and designing a new production of Tchaikovsky’s Nutcracker for Norwegian National Ballet.