April Dalton

Designer

April Dalton is a Set and Costume Designer for theatre, opera and dance. She was brought up in Wolverhampton and trained at Birmingham Royal Ballet’s studios on the Royal Ballet Junior and Mid-Associates programme. She graduated from the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama 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 Konzert und Theater St. Gallen and Welsh National Opera, for which Le Vin Herbe was nominated for ‘Best Opera Production’ at the International Opera Awards.

April was chosen by Fortnum and Mason to design one of their Piccadilly Windows to showcase the Theatre industry during the pandemic, "created by some of the finest designers, artists and freelancers from the World of London Theatre” (Fortnum and Mason). Current design work includes set and costume designs for Birmingham Royal Ballet and costume designs for a new work with Welsh National Opera. 

Design for dance highlights include a range of ballets for New English Ballet Theatre and So Long As We Remember for National Dance Company Wales.