Michelle Ramsay


Michelle Ramsay is an award-winning lighting designer who has created designs for dance, theatre and opera companies across Canada and around the world. The evolution of Michelle’s unique aesthetic can be seen throughout her 20-year career on the spectrum between small, independent shows and large-scale productions. 

Selected designs: Shanawdithit, Rocking Horse Winner (Tapestry Opera); acts of faith, Lady Sunrise (Factory Theatre); Sherlock Holmes and the Raven’s Curse, The Russian Play (Shaw Festival); A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Our Town (Theatre Rusticle); Broken Tailbone (Nightswimming); Lilies (lemonTree creations/Why Not); School Girls (Obsidian Theatre/ Nightwood Theatre); The Royale (Soulpepper Theatre); Daughter (Quip Take/Pandemic Theatre).

She has received eight Dora Awards, a SATAward, the 2008 Pauline McGibbon Award, as well as being short-listed for the 2021 Siminovitch Prize. She is on the board of the Associated Designers of Canada.