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Christina R. Gianelli has created lighting for new ballets by Julia Adam, Christopher Bruce, Jorma Elo, Donald McHale, Kenneth McMillan, Trey McIntyre, Dennis Nahat, Ben Stevenson, Glen Tetley, Natalie Weir, and Stanton Welch, among others. She has designed extensively for ballet, opera and theater companies throughout the United States and abroad and has served as Resident Lighting Designer for Houston Grand Opera, Cleveland-San Jose Ballet, Texas Ballet Theater, Houston Ballet and the Metropolitan Opera.
She delights in lighting new works and productions that blend multiple art forms. She is the founder and president of Dance Source Houston, a service organization that supports and promotes Contemporary Dance in Houston, Texas and is currently creating a residence for visiting artists in downtown Houston.