Mark Stanley

Allegro Brillante
Symphonie in C

Mark Stanley is currently the Lighting Director for the New York City Ballet where he has designer over 150 world premieres for their repertory. He has worked with numerous choreographers including Peter Martins, Susan Stroman, Christopher Wheeldon, Christopher D’Amboise, Kevin O’Day, William Forsythe, Susan Marshall, Doug Varone, David Gordon, Lynn Taylor Corbett, Ulysess Dove, Lar Lubovitch, Laura Dean, and others. In addition, his designs are in the repertory of The Royal Danish Ballet, The Het Nationale Ballet, The Royal Ballet of Flanders, San Francisco Ballet, The Norwegian Opera Ballet, The Berlin Opera Ballet, Stuttgart Ballet, The Mannheim Ballett, Ballet British Columbia, The Bayerisches Staatsballett, Pilabolus, Alvin Ailey Dance Theater, The Joffrey Ballet, The National Ballet of Canada, The Pennsylvania Ballet, and numerous other regional ballet companies.

Stanley previously served as Resident Lighting Designer for the New York City Opera, lighting over 20 new productions for the resident and touring companies. Additional opera credits include, Virginia Opera, Wolf Trap Opera, Tulsa Opera, New Orleans Opera, Kentucky Opera, and others.

Stanley has designed lighting for The Kennedy Center, The Long Wharf Theater, Goodspeed Opera House, Ordway Music Theater, Paper Mill Playhouse, Maurice Sendak’s Night Kitchen Children’s Theater, The Lost Colony, The Drama Dept., The Blue Light Theater Company, and off-Broadway, including Curse of the Staving Class with Kathy Bates and Bill Pullman. 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, the Frankfurt Ballet, The Vienna Volks Oper, San Kai Juku, The Donestk Ballet, The Kodo Drummers, The National Puppet Theater of Japan, and the Carleton Dance Festival in Brazil.

Stanley has conducted Master Classes on Lighting at universities across the USA and in Europe. He is on the board of the Gilbert V. Hemsley Jr. Internship in Lighting and is the author of The Color of Light Workbook.

The lighting for Mozartiana is Stanley’s second work for American Ballet Theatre since Symphony in C (2001).

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