I am a Resident Designer for Neglia Ballet Artists; specifically, I design the lighting for all of their mainstage season performances. This includes at least two performances per year at Shea’s Performing Arts Center, one of which is with the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra (BPO). Neglia Ballet’s yearly performance of “Baba Yaga” is presented, not only to the public, but to over 3,000 Buffalo Public Schools children during the “school-time” show. The performance of “The Nutcracker” with the BPO is an opportunity for myself and other faculty involved to engage our students in the process. Current students work as apprentices in the areas of scenic, properties and lighting during the load-in and technical rehearsals of “The Nutcracker.”
The Annual BAND Against Bullying Program is a performing arts competition where students from area high schools combine multiple forms of art to create the most dynamic illustration of dignity awareness to prevent bullying. Each final act performs at the University at Buffalo Center for the Arts.
UB on the Green is a free, outdoor, family-friendly festival of music, dance and fun, celebrating summer in the South Campus neighborhood. Community residents bring their own lawn chairs, food and drinks to Hayes Hall Lawn, and enjoy great entertainment, hands-on activities, and dynamic demonstrations and workshops. UB on the Green features an exciting theme each night, including “Unity in the Community & Health Care Fair Night,” “Arts & Culture Night” and “Athletics Night.”