From: Mexico City, Mexico. LA Opera: El último sueño de Frida y Diego (2023, debut).

Jorge Ballina graduated with a degree in architecture at Universidad Iberoamericana in order to work as a scenic designer. He studied and collaborated with set and lighting designer Alejandro Luna. He has designed more than 100 sets for Mexican and international productions of opera, theater and dance. His work has been presented in more than 12 countries.

He is a member of the Mexican National System of Art Creators. His work has been exhibited in five Prague Quadrennials where he won a Honorary Mention in 2003. He also won the Gold Medal for Set Design at the World Stage Design Toronto 2005 exhibition.

He has directed (and designed) the theater-dance pieces Filling the Void and Giselle síies el. He made his debut as an opera director with a very successful production of Benjamin Britten’s Death in Venice.

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