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How to Train Your Dragon: The Ballet

Lighting an unconventional ballet in an unconventional space

The Challenge

Ballet Oberlin needed every scenic location portrayed exclusively through lighting despite the space only having 24 dimmers, a limited fixture and gel selection, and awkward lighting positions.


  • Lighting Designer
  • December 2017
  • Wilder Main Lounge, Oberlin College

I was able to create a visually appealing show for Ballet Oberlin using the limited resources in Wilder Main. I found was to subvert and even take advantage of the quirks of the unconventional space.