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Veronique Benett

Veronique is a lighting designer as well as a set and costume designer.
In 2017, Veronique completed the BFA (Technical Theatre and Stage Management) at NIDA, continuing her studies in the MFA (Design for Performance) studying set, costume and lighting.
While at NIDA, Veronique built a significant professional network. She worked with directors such as Judy Davis, Imara Savage, Clemence Williams, Jessica Arthur, Alex Berlage, Madeleine Humphreys, Adam Mitchell, Kate Cherry and was mentored by Stephen Curtis, Julie Lynch, Tim Chappel, Damien Cooper, James Brown, Trent Suidgeest, Benjamin Brockman, Sian James-Holland and Paul Prestipino.
Her professional lighting design work includes: Stupid Fucking Bird, Permission to Spin, Toby Schmitz Live, A Girl is a Half Formed Thing, and The Wolves. Veronique was Associate Lighting Designer on Cry Baby and Assistant Lighting Designer on Metamorphosis, Visiting Hours, and Ariodante. In 2018, Veronique designed costumes and lighting for the musical Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown, directed by Adam Mitchell at NIDA.
Veronique made her main stage debut at Belvoir in February 2019 as lighting designer for The Wolves, directed by Jessica Arthur.

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