“Dancers live in light as fish live in water. The stage space in which they move is their aquarium, their portion of the sea.” --- Jean Rosenthall

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Lighting Design

Elizabeth Mendana Shaw began designing theatrical lighting as an undergraduate student at the University of Colorado. At the University of Utah, her graduate thesis focused on the integration of lighting design and choreography. Her design work strives to create lighting choreographies where dancers and light interact dynamically. She is a recipient of the San Francisco based Landisman Fellowship (2009) and the Lighting Artist in Dance Award (2010).

Recent lighting design clients include:

Robert Moses' Kin
Push Dance Co.
Liberation Dance Theater
Dance Ceres
Dance Mission
Sonya Smith
Todd Eckert
Nol Simonse
Heidi Schweiker
Ramon Alayo
and more…