Тhе lighting designer Mimi Jordan Sherin was born in the USA.
She has collaborated with almost all the leading European and American opera companies: ROH, Glyndebourne, Vienna State Opera, Bavarian State Opera, Met, La Scala, La Fenice, Tokyo Opera, Chicago Lyric Opera, Houston Grand Opera, Welsh National Opera, Opera North, Royal Danish Opera, Zurich Opera, Bregenz, Opera Australia, Opera Frankfurt, Opera du Rhin, Nationale Reisopera, New Israeli Opera, Lisbon Opera, Opera Nice, Seattle Opera, Washington Opera, Canadian Opera, Opera Colorado, and the Boston, Santa Diego, Santa Fe and Glimmerglass Operas.

Her opera work includes Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk, L’Heure espagnole, Gianni Schicchi, The Gambler, Anna Nicole and Gloriana (ROH), From Morning to Midnight, Bitter Tears of Petra von Kant, Carmen, La coronazione di Poppea, Lost Highway, Cavalleria rusticana & Pagliacci, Don Giovanni, Les Contes d’Hoffmann, Rodelinda (English National Opera), Lohengrin and Les Contes d’Hoffmann, Otello (Bavarian State Opera), The Makropulos Case (Frankfurt), Billy Budd (Netherlands Opera), Peter Grimes (La Scala, Milan), Falstaff and Der Rosenkavalier (Glyndebourne), Rusalka (Copenhagen), and Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg (Welsh National Opera), Der Ring des Nibelungen (Nationale Reisopera), Jenůfa (Vienna State Opera), Der Rosenkavalier (Glyndebourne), Ariodante (Aix-en-Provence Festival) ecc.

Her credits include also many productions for the Young Vic, Royal Court, National Theatre, Royal Shakespeare Company and on Broadway.

For her work in New York she has been awarded the American Theatre Wing award, two Obies, Eddy award, a Tony nomination and five Drama Desk Nominations.