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Alexander V. Nichols, lighting designer


(Compiled February 1999)

 

 

Mr. Nichols’ design work spans from dance to opera and theater to sculpture and installation art. Presently Resident Designer for the Margaret Jenkins Dance Company and the Hartford Ballet, Mr. Nichols served as Resident Lighting Designer for the Pennsylvania Ballet from 1991 to 1994 and as Lighting Director for American Ballet Theatre from 1994 to 1995. His design work has also been set on such companies and artists as Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre, Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, Nashville Ballet, the Joe Goode Performance Group, ODC/SF, the Paul Dreshler Ensemble, Rinde Eckert, the Magic Theater and the National Theater of Taiwan, as well as on the stage of the Greek Theater in Berkeley, California for Aid and Comfort II, an AIDS benefit featuring Laurie Anderson and Herbie Hancock. He has received two Isadora Duncan Awards for the visual designs of Georgia Stone and Age of Unrest with the Margaret Jenkins Dance Company. His work for BalletMet includes Romeo and Juliet, Swan Lake, Dracula, The Sleeping Beauty, Borderlines, Bedtime Stories, Commonplace, and Innocence and Experience.

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