Marc Parent has been a lighting designer for over twenty-five years. Initially specialized in contemporary dance, he has collaborated with dozens of choreographers on both the Quebec and international scenes. He has also worked frequently for the theatre with various directors including Denis Marleau, Martin Faucher and François Girard.
In the sphere of contemporary ballet he has created the lights for several choreographers on the international scene, including Kader Belarbi (La bête et la belle), Mauro Bigonzetti (Les quatre saisons) Didy Veldman (TooT / Le petit prince) and Stijn Cellis (Noces / Cinderella / Le sacre du printemps).
Marc Parent has been nominated twice for a Lighting Design Mask by the Académie québécoise du théâtre, and received the 2013 Dora Mavor Moore Award for “Oustanding ligthing design in dance” from the Toronto Alliance for Performing Arts. He is currently a resident designer for Les Grands Ballets Canadiens de Montréal.