David Walters —

Lighting Designer

David Walters has designed lighting for opera, theatre, ballet, dance, puppetry, circus, and major events. He has lectured in lighting at several universities and was recently appointed an Adjunct Associate Professor at Queensland University of Technology.

David was Resident Lighting Designer at Queensland Theatre Company from 1986 to 1990. He has worked for many companies, including Sydney and Melbourne Theatre Companies, State Theatre Company of South Australia, Playbox, Nimrod, Belvoir St, La Boite Theatre, QUT, QPAC, Opera Queensland, Expressions Dance Company and The Australian Ballet; and in Iceland, the National Theatre, National Opera and Reykjavik City Theatre. For Queensland Ballet, David has designed lighting for numerous works by François Klaus, and Ben Stevenson’s Cinderella (2013). He received his inaugural Matilda Award for lighting design in 1988, a Hall of Fame Award in 2011 and Gold Award in 2012.