Lighting Designer

Bonnie Beecher

Last updated: January 28, 2024

Bonnie Beecher is a lighting designer from Toronto, Canada. She has designed the lighting for over 350 productions for theatre, opera and dance. For The National Ballet of Canada, Bonnie designed the lighting for The Weight of absence and one hundred word for snow, both choreographed by Dominique Dumais. 

Her work has been seen in most theatres in Canada including The Shaw Festival, The Stratford Festival, The Canadian Opera, Opera Atelier, Soulpepper Theatre, The National Arts Centre, The National Ballet of Canada, Tarragon Theatre, The Segal, The Citadel, and Ballet British Columbia. International work includes lighting designs for The Dutch National Ballet,  American Ballet Theatre, The Glimmerglass Opera, The Versailles Royal Opera, Pacific Northwest Ballet, The Royal Shakespeare Company, The New Zealand Opera, The Dortmund Ballet, The Royal Flanders Ballet, Ballet du Rhin in Mulhouse, The State Ballet of Georgia, and Ballet Im Revier in Germany.

Bonnie also designed the lights for 7 world premieres for The Stuttgart Ballet, and collaborated with the Kevin O'Day Ballet in Mannheim, Germany for 14 seasons from 2002 to 2016 where she designed the lighting for more than 25 world premieres for the company. Bonnie has received 15 Dora award nominations and has won the award twice.