JAY RYAN - Lighting Designer

Jay Ryan is originally from Richmond, Va. where he designed lights and sets for many plays and musicals. After one too many Rodgers and Hammerstein musicals he moved to NYC as Resident Lighting Designer at Dance Theater Workshop (DTW) from 1994 - 2005.  At DTW he designed lights for 100’s of dance pieces and developed the Dance and Technology initiative.  He has had the pleasure to work and tour the world with many wonderful people; Phoenix Theatre Ensemble, Big Dance Theater, H.T. Chen, Chris Aiken, Karl Anderson, Dan Safer, Fiona Marcotty, Nami Yamamoto, Jeanine Durning, Sally Silvers, American Spanish Dance Theater, John Jaspers, The Bang Group, The Elementals and many others. He has designed lights at many theater spaces around the world. Jay was Nominated for a New York Innovative Theater Award for his lighting of Dancing Vs the Rat Experiment with WRC and he was Awarded the Eva Adamson award for Excellence in Lighting Design in 2011. Jay is currently an adjunct professor at Montclair State University and Brooklyn College


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