Bert Dalhuysen, born in Hoofddorp in Holland, studied in The Hague at the academy of photography and photographic aesthetics. For four years he worked as managing director and photographer at the Arinde Visual Design Photo and Design Studio of Amsterdam. In 1986 he took over the artistic direction of the lighting department at Dutch National Ballet Amsterdam. In addition, Bert Dalhuysen works internationally as a light designer for ballet, opera and theatre productions. Among the choreographers with whom he has worked are Hans van Manen, David Dawson, Krzysztof Pastor, Itzik Galili, Jan Fabre, Martin Schläpfer, Krisztina de Châtel and Nicolo Fonte.