Sami Fendall is a British production designer who specialises in live performance, stage and screen.
Sami has produced work for Stuttgart Ballet, The Birmingham Royal Ballet, Royal Opera House, Scottish Ballet, Pressman Film, Apple Inc, Immersive cult and Unicef.
In 2019 Sami was the overall winner of the National Theatres award; Linbury Prize for Stage Design. Her designs for Hotel commissioned by the Birmingham Royal Ballet were created in collaboration with choreographers Morgann Runacre-Temple and Jessica Wright. Sami went on to Art Direct Jess & Morgs multi-award winning production of Coppelia for Scottish Ballet.
In 2023, Sami designed the feature film Catching Dust which was selected and released at Tribeca and Raindance Film Festival. This September the new musical CAKE Directed by Drew McOnie, which was designed by Sami had its West End premiere.
Currently, Sami is designing a new production for Stuttgart Ballet in Germany.
The feature film Catching Dust will be released at Tribeca Film Festival 2023.
Sami Fendall has been nominated for the 2021 Fedora Prize for her work alongside choreographer Morgan Runacre Temple on the production ‘Hotel’ for the Birmingham Royal Ballet.
Sami Fendall was awarded overall winner of the 2019 Linbury Prize for stage design
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