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Faculty and Staff

Department of Theatre and Dance

Sharon Huizinga

Assistant Professor, Lighting and Projection Design

B.A. University of Wyoming
M.F.A. University of British Columbia

Sharon has been a Lighting Designer and Programmer for over 15 years, working around the world and in many genres, from theatre and live music to corporate events and television.

US credits include:   Lighting Design for “Macbeth” “Ghost on Fire” “Merry Wives of Windsor” and “Sweet Love Adieu” for the Oberon Theatre Ensemble in New York.  Lighting Programmer for “Shrek, the Musical” (Broadway and national tour), “Nerds, a Musical Software Satire” (Philadelphia), “Ditty Doodle Works Pajama Party Live” (National Tour) and the GM booth at the NY Auto Show.  Lighting Director for the Home States Ball at the 2009 Presidential Inauguration (Washington DC).

In Canada (selected):  Lighting Designer for the world premier of “Khaos, the Opera”, Lighting Director for the Cultural Olympiad of the 2010 Winter Olympic Games, Lighting Programmer for the 2010 Paralympic Games Opening Ceremonies, multiple lighting designs for The Globe Theatre in Regina, Studio 58, Intermuses Productions, and The Richmond Gateway Theatre, all in Vancouver. She has also designed lighting for “I am My Own Wife” (Belfry Theatre, Victoria), “Cymbeline” (Bard on the Beach, Vancouver”, and for “Ali and Ali and the Axes of Evil” (Neworld/Cahoots Theatre, Vancouver/Toronto), the closing production of the 2005 Canada Games in Regina, and co-designed lighting (with Mike Johnston) for MTV Select.

Touring Credits include:  Lighting Designer for Diana Krall’s “From This Moment On” Tour, Asst. Head of Lighting for Cirque Du Soleil’s “Dralion”, Lighting Designer for Deva Premal and Miten’s “Password” tour, Production Manager and Lighting Designer for Jesse Cook’s “Frontiers” Tour, Video Programmer for Diana Krall’s Solo shows at the Montreal Jazz Festival, Asst. Production Manager for Diana Krall’s “Girl In The Other Room” Tour (Asia, Australia and NZ), Production Manager and Technical Director for “Fire, Where There’s Smoke” Canadian Tour(Dance Arts Vancouver), Lighting Director for Norah Jones’ Summer 2003 Tour, Lighting Director for Ballet British Columbia’s Mexico Tour of “The Faery Queen”, and an enlightening turn as a promoter’s representative for Pearl Jam’s 2005 Canadian Tour.

Sharon is a certified Jivamukti yoga teacher and a recreational mountain climber.  She believes that the entertainment world is really fun most of the time.


Sharon Huizinga

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