Sharon has been a lighting designer, programmer and educator for over 20 years, living and working around the world and in many different areas of our industry.
She has just relocated to Cincinnati after living in Amsterdam for the last four years where she was up to various things including working for the Dutch National Opera & Ballet, for ETC as the Field Project Coordinator for Northern Europe, lecturing for the Academy voor Theatre en Dance Amsterdam and Yrgo School Gothenburg, and designing lighting, projection and scenery for multiple European/Russian tours with Deva Premal & Miten.
There were also American and Canadian chapters that included lots of lighting design for theatre and dance, some Olympics and Paralympics, some NYC and Broadway, some Detroit Auto show, one tiny house built, and (sigh) Lighting Director for the Home States Ball at the 2009 Presidential Inauguration.
Touring Credits include Designs for Diana Krall, Jesse Cook, Lighting Direction for Norah Jones, Ballet British Columbia, more technical things for Cirque Du Soleil, some production management, some years as a booking agent covering US/Can/Mexico and enough experience on the promoter’s side to know that those guys work really hard.
She is currently head of the MFA lighting program at University of Cincinnati’s CCM.