Name

Damien Cooper

Biography

Damien Cooper 2015

Damien Cooper lights theatre, dance and opera. His career highlights include Exit The King
 on Broadway, starring Geoffrey Rush and Susan Sarandon; The Australian Ballet’s Swan Lake which has been presented in New York, London, Paris and Tokyo and Keating! The Musical, Australia’s most successful subsidised theatre show ever. Damien’s dance credits include Chunky Move’s Mortal Engine, Bangarra’s Of Earth and Sky, Australian Dance Theatre’s Multiverse, Be Yourself and their extensively-toured Birdbrain, Universal Ballet’s Giselle and The Australian Ballet’s Silver Rose and Romeo and Juliet. Damien’s theatre highlights include Glass Menagerie, Summer Of The Seventeenth Doll, Gethsemane, Stuff Happens and Toy Symphony at Belvoir; Cyrano De Bergerac, The Lost Echo, The Women Of 
Troy, Tot Mom and Riflemind at Sydney Theatre Company and Peter Pan at New Victory Theatre season in New York. His opera credits include Der Ring Des Nibelungen (The Ring Cycle) for Opera Australia, A Midsummer Nights Dream at Houston Grand Opera, Canadian Opera Company and The Lyric Opera of Chicago; Chorus! at Houston Grand Opera; and Cosi Fan Tutte and Peter Grimes at Opera Australia and co-produced and presented at Houston Grand Opera. Damien has won three Sydney Theatre Awards for Best Lighting Design, three Green Room Awards for Best Design and APDG award for Best Lighting.