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Juan Gómez-Cornejo

  • Juan Gómez Cornejo © EFE

    Juan Gómez Cornejo © EFE






Date of birth


" Lighting specialist and technical director. Juan Gómez-Cornejo was the first lighting technician to be distinguished with the National Theatre Award."

Juan Gómez-Cornejo was born in Valdepeñas (Ciudad Real) in 1957. He started out in the world of the performing arts in 1980. Throughout his career he has alternated work as a lighting specialist with a that of technical director in various theatres and festivals. In his facet as a lighting technician, he has made a name for himself by designing the lighting for numerous theatre, dance and opera productions. He has also trained various generations of professionals in this sector. Between 1982 and 1990 he held the position of technical director at the Sala Olimpia in Madrid. From 1990 to 1992 he served as a consultant during the construction and subsequent technical direction of the Teatro Central theatre in Seville. Another important enterprise he undertook was the conversion and restoration of buildings in theatrical spaces, such as the theatres of La Abadía and Teatre Lliure.


Max award for best lighting (2002, 2007, 2009)
Stage Directors Association Award (2005, 2008, 2010)
National Theatre Award (2011)

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