April Dalton is a London based Set and Costume Designer for Theatre, Opera and Dance.
April was bought up in Wolverhampton and trained as a junior and mid associate ballerina with Birmingham Royal Ballet. She graduated from The Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama with a First Class (BA HONS) in Theatre Design, 2014, winning the 'Costume Design Award'.
After graduating, April's work was shortlisted for the Linbury Prize for Stage Design, 2015. Most notable design credits include Welsh National Opera and Konzert und Theater St. Gallen. April has a particular interest in design for unconventional and site-specific spaces.
Design for Opera includes ‘Le Vin Herbe’ (Welsh National Opera), ‘Der Zaubertrank’ (Theater und Konzert St. Gallen, Switzerland), ‘Dido and Aeneas’ (BlackHeath Halls Opera), ‘The Magic Flute’ (Sherman Theatre, RWCMD), ‘Robin Hood’ (The Opera Story) and ‘Albert Herring’ (Dora Stoutsker Hall, RWCMD), ‘Dead Man Walking’ (Welsh National Opera), ‘The Consul’ (Welsh National Opera) and ‘The Prisoner/ Fidelio’ (Welsh National Opera), ‘La Belle Helene’ (Blackheath Halls Opera).
Design for Dance includes ‘Vertex’ (New English Ballet Theatre), ‘Four Seasons’ ( NEBT), ‘Land Of Nod’ (NEBT), ‘Remembrance’ (NEBT), ‘ Two Husbands’ (NEBT) and ‘ So Long As We Remember’ (National Dance Company Wales).
Upcoming work includes set and costume design for ‘Peter Pan’ (Chester Storyhouse, dir. Martin Constantine), ‘Cherubim’ (Royal Academy of Music) as well as designs for Longborough Festival Opera, Birmingham Royal Ballet, and further work with Welsh National Opera.