April Dalton is a London based Set and Costume Designer for Theatre, Opera and Dance.
April was bought up in Wolverhampton and trained as an associate 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 and the British Council Ukrainian Prize, 2015. Most notable design credits include Welsh National Opera, Konzert und Theater St. Gallen and National Theatre Wales. April has a particular interest in design for unconventional and site-specific spaces.
April works regularly as an associate to designer Ryan Dawson Laight and is a Creative Associate with Red Oak Theatre Company. Other regular collaborations include New English Ballet Theatre and Restoke.
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).
Design for Dance includes ‘Vertex’ (New English Ballet Theatre), ‘Four Seasons’ ( NEBT), ‘Remembrance’ (NEBT), ‘ So Long As We Remember’ (National Dance Company Wales).
Upcoming work includes ‘Dracula’ (The Egg Theatre Bath), ‘Robin Hood’ (The Opera Story, London) and ‘Albert Herring’ (Dora Stoutsker Hall, RWCMD).