Photo by Alejandro Gomez of Akira Takahashi and Amy Marie Briones in Jorma Elo's  Glow Stop

Photo by Alejandro Gomez of Akira Takahashi and Amy Marie Briones in Jorma Elo's Glow Stop

Lighting Designers, Director's Choice

Glow-Stop (re-creation), Cuban Pas de DeuxPrism (rec-reation)

David K H Elliott is a lighting designer with over thirty years experience as a lighting designer in the performing arts, more than ten years working on trade shows and commercial theater with Lightswitch SF, and nearly twenty years teaching theatrical lighting design at UC Berkeley. He has toured throughout the world and designed in major opera houses, traditional theaters, converted warehouses, reconfigured churches, convention centers, and outdoor venues. 

Elliott believes that, whatever the performance or presentation, there is an appropriate light for each occasion. While the emphasis changes from form to form, the goal to see clearly does not. The art of lighting design must include sensitivity to the intent of the project coupled with an understanding of the reality of time and resources and should strive to arrive at a negotiated balance between the needs of the client, the desires of the director/choreographer and the goals of the producer. Each element serves to inform and shape the design and contributes to the creation of a unique, theatrical look for the moment at hand.

Glow-Stop (original design)

Born in Greensboro, North Carolina, Brad Fields has traveled extensively throughout the world over the past 20 years as the lighting designer for ballet and modern dance companies. Fields frequently works for American Ballet Theatre and in Spain for Compañía Nacional de Danza. Other credits include George Balanchine’s Don Quixote, Nicolo Fonte’s RE: Tchaikovsky and Follia for Göteborg Opera Ballet, Robert Hill’s Danzon for Ballet de Monterrey, Natalia Makarova’s La Bayadère for The Australian Ballet and Bella Lewitzky’s Meta 4 for the Lewitzky Dance Company. He has also designed for such companies as Ballet Argentina, Ballet Basel, Boston Ballet, San Francisco Ballet, The Royal Ballet, Lyon Opera Ballet, Houston Ballet, Netherlands Dance Theatre, Les Grands Ballets Canadiens, Los Angeles Chamber Ballet, North Carolina Black Repertory Company and North Carolina Dance Theater. Fields is a graduate of the North Carolina School of the Arts. 

Prism (original design)

Clifton Taylor (lighting designer) Broadway: Frozen, Jay Johnson: The Two and Only, Hot Feet. Off-Broadway credits include several productions for City Center Encores as well as several commercial plays and musicals including Freud’s Last Session, Last Easter, Endgame and Anne of Green Gables. In addition to his work in New York,  Mr.Taylor has created lighting, projection and scenic designs for opera and theater companies in Europe, Asia, Australia and South America. His designs for dance have been commissioned for the repertories of Alvin Ailey, Cedar Lake, Martha Graham, ABT, Washington, San Francisco, Rio de Janeiro, London’s Rambert Ballet companies among many others. More information can be found at

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Avi Yona Bueno (Bambi), lightning designer, was born in Israel.  He is one of the leading and most prominent lighting designers in Israel and has worked with leading Israeli and international artists in various genres including music, theatre, opera, dance and visual arts. He began his career as lighting designer for Israeli and international musicians. He is the resident lighting designer of the Batsheva Dance Company and has worked with choreographer Ohad Naharin in both Israel and abroad for over 20 years. He has designed lighting for more than 100 theatre productions in all local leading companies as well as for numerous dance companies in Israel and abroad. He is the resident lighting designer of the Itim Ensemble and of the Gesher Theatre. He has designed lighting for many television shows, park productions, multimedia projects, indoor and outdoor light installations and visual arts projects. He won numerous awards for his work. For the Israeli Opera he designed many productions including Nabucco, Macbeth, Alpha & Omega, The Child Dreams, Madama Butterfly, Tosca, Pagliacci, Don Giovanni, as well as Elektra, Otello, and Turandot, and Aida.