Dance Festival: Mark Stanley

Resident Lighting Director
New York City Ballet

Mark Stanley  has designed since 1986 over 190 premiers for the Company’s repertory including works for Peter Martins, Christopher Wheeldon, Susan Stroman, Kevin O’Day, Christopher D’Amboise, Alexei Ratmansky, William Forsythe, Ulysses Dove, and others.

His designs have been seen with other choreographers including Susan Marshall, David Gordon, Doug Varone, Tim Rushton, Nicolo Fonte, Lynn Taylor-Corbett, and numerous ballet companies across Europe and the USA. Mr.

Stanley previously served as Resident Designer for the New York City Opera, lighting over 20 new productions for the resident and touring companies. He has designed plays for The Kennedy Center, The Huntington Theatre Co., Long Wharf Theater, The Ordway, Goodspeed Opera House and The Night Kitchen Theater.

His designs have been seen nationally on PBS for Live From Lincoln Center and Great Performances, including The Diamond Project, Swan Lake, The Balanchine Celebration, An Evening with Alan J. Lerner, and New York City Opera’s The Merry Widow, The New Moon, and Carmen. Internationally he has worked with the US tours of the Bolshoi Ballet, Kirov Ballet, Frankfurt Ballet, Vienna Volksoper, San Kai Juku, The Donestk Ballet, The Kodo Drummers, The National Puppet Theater of Japan, and the Carleton Dance Festival Brazil.

Mr. Stanley heads the lighting program at Boston University, is on the board of the Gilbert Helmsley Lighting Programs, and is the author of The Color of Light Workbook.