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Michael Korsch



    Michael Korsch is a lighting, projection and scenic designer based in Philadelphia, PA, where he earned his BA in theatre at Temple University.  He has worked with numerous directors and choreographers, creating hundreds of visual designs for dance, theatre and other live performances throughout North and South America, Europe, Australia and Asia.

    Korsch has been the resident lighting designer and technical director for Complexions Contemporary Ballet since 1998, the resident lighting designer for Ballet Arizona since 2001, and the lighting and technical director for the Laguna Dance Festival since 2005.

    In addition, he has designed for Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, Aspen Santa Fe Ballet, BalletMet, Ballet Nice Méditerranée, BalletX, Carolina Ballet, Charlotte Ballet (formerly North Carolina Dance Theatre), Cleveland Play House, DanceBrazil, Dance Theatre of Harlem, Dayton Contemporary Dance Company, Disney Creative Entertainment, English National Ballet, FELA! The Concert, Hubbard Street Dance Chicago, MOMIX, Oakland Ballet, Pennsylvania Ballet, Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre, Royal Danish Ballet, Sacramento Ballet, Staatsballett Berlin and Washington Ballet among others.

    This is Korsch’s second collaboration with Marcelo Gomes, the first being the lighting design for the 2014 world premiere of Igual. The lighting for AfterEffect is his first for American Ballet Theatre.