Lighting Designer/Technical Director: Chenault Spence
CHENAULT SPENCE is a winner of Emmy Awards (1987, 1988) for Lighting in recognition of his work with the Opera Company of Philadelphia. With the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theatre he created critically acclaimed design for Mr. Ailey and guest choreographers. His design has been seen at the company’s appearances in NYC as well as throughout the U.S., Europe, Africa, South America, the Soviet Union and the Near, Middle and Far East. He also worked for Jose Limon Dance Co., Eric Hawkins Dance Co., the Agness DeMille Heritage Dance Theatre, NYC Ballet, the American Ballet Theatre, the Houston Ballet, the Paris Opera Ballet, Royal Danish Ballet, Vienna Opera Ballet, Lyons Opera Ballet, the National Ballet of Canada, and others throughout the world. He is the resident lighting designer for Ice Theatre of NY, Swing Dance America, Broadway Dancin! and Verb Ballet, Cleveland. He serves on the advisory board of festivals at the Theater of The Riverside Church.
Costume Designers: Eiko Yamaguchi, Yukie Okuyama, Saeko Horishige
Production Art Director: Jeff Moen
While dancing numerous title roles such as Dosojin in “Dosojin (Japanese deity worshiped in a stone image),” Prince Genji in ”The Tale of Genji,” Fisherman Taro in “Urashima Taro,” section Tranquility in “Bamboo Forest,” JEFF MOEN has been serving the Company as Production Arts Director creating props for its productions, and Shikishi for the Cultural Bridge Award.
Scenic/Decor Designers: Roger LaVoie, Cornelia Ruehlicke
CORNELIA RUEHLICKE Artist/Painter/Illustrator Cornelia Ruehlicke was born in Berlin, Germany. From the age of four to sixteen she received training in classical ballet. After certification in graphic design and animation at Leonaris Film, she began her professional career having obtained an MFA from the Academy of Fine Arts, Stuttgart, while studying sculpture with Alfred Hrdlicka in Vienna. She received grants from the Elizabeth Foundation for the Arts (NYC), the Consulate General of Germany and various awards including Mayor’s Purchase Award (Hampton, VA), the Manhattan Arts Award for Excellence. (NYC) and Resident Fellowship at the Atlantic Center for the Arts (New Smyrna Beach, FL). She has exhibited extensively in the U.S., Canada, Japan, India, and Europe. She participated in various forums and symposiums and video productions Her work has been presented in a variety of publications, music disc cover art (for recording of Morton Gould, Walter Piston and Roy Harris) and in the media.