Sergey Jakovsky

Originally from St. Petersburg (Russia), Sergey has an extensive background in theatre. He was born into a family of two theatre directors. His mother Tatyana Jakovskaya, also a theatre critic in St. Petersburg, joined sculptor-mechanic Eduard Bersudsky in founding a kinetic theatre Sharmanka, in 1990 (www.sharmanka.com). Sergey helped out in Sharmanka from an early age learning the technical side of the trade. By the time Sharmanka left St. Petersburg for Europe, at the age of thirteen Sergey was operating the company’s lighting, sound and mechanical control equipment.

Since then Sergey has developed an interest in lighting and it’s influence and enhancement of visual and performing arts. Sergey studied at the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama in Glasgow and graduated with a BA in Technical & Production Arts in 2002, specialising in lighting design and technical management.

Since leaving college, Sergey has toured the UK extensively with various theatre companies as a technical manager and relighting shows. He then took on production management roles and began developing his own roots in lighting design. From 2000 Sergey became the lighting and sound designer for all of Sharmanka’s new work, and technical manager for all exhibitions and theatrical collaborations. Since then Sergey has focused on establishing himself as a freelance lighting designer and has been been involved in a variety of projects both in UK and Europe with some of the following companies:

Derevo Theatre Company (Germany / Russia) www.derevo.org
Communicado Theatre Company (Scotland) www.communicadotheatre.co.uk
The Working Party (Germany / UK) www.theworkingparty.org
Dumbworld (Ireland) www.dumbworld.co.uk
Grid Iron (Scotland) www.gridiron.org.uk
Magnetic North (Scotland) www.magneticnorth.org.uk
Barrowland Ballet (Scotland) www.barrowlandballet.co.uk
Tron Theatre (Scotland) www.tron.co.uk
Traverse Theatre (Scotland) www.traverse.co.uk

Contact method Details
Email address

sjld@me.com

Website

http://www.sergeyjakovsky.com

Agent name

Cary Parsons Management

Agent website

http://www.caryparsons.co.uk

Agent email

carylparsons@gmail.com