Марк Стэнли

Biography

Mark Stanley is the Resident Lighting Designer for New York City Ballet, where he has designed over 200 premieres for the repertory, including Paul McCartney’s Ocean’s Kingdom choreographed by Peter Martins. He has worked with numerous choreographers:, Alexei Ratmansky, Christopher Wheeldon, Justin Peck, Susan Stroman, William Forsythe, Benjamin Millepied, Kevin O’Day, Susan Marshall, Christopher d’Amboise, David Gordon, Lynne Taylor-Corbett, Ulysses Dove, and many others. In addition, his designs are in the repertories of The Bolshoi Ballet, The Royal Danish Ballet, The Royal Ballet, The Paris Opera Ballet, National Ballet of Canada, The Het Nationale Ballet, The Royal Ballet of Flanders, San Francisco Ballet, The Joffrey Ballet, Miami City Ballet, The Mariinsky Ballet, The Norwegian Opera Ballet, The Berlin Opera Ballet, Stuttgart Ballet, The National Ballet Mannheim, Ballet British Columbia, The Bayerisches Staatsballett, Pilobolus Dance Theatre, Alvin Ailey Dance Theater, Pennsylvania Ballet, and numerous other international and regional ballet companies.

He previously served as Resident Lighting Designer for New York City Opera, lighting over 20 new productions for the resident and touring companies. Additional opera credits include, Boston Lyric Opera, Wolf Trap Opera, Portland Opera, Utah Opera, Gotham Chamber Opera, Tulsa Opera, Florida Grand Opera, Virginia Opera, New Orleans Opera, Kentucky Opera, and others.

Mr. Stanley’s work for theater includes lighting design for The Kennedy Center, The Long Wharf Theater, Goodspeed Opera House, Ordway Music Theater, Paper Mill Playhouse, Maurice Sendak’s Night Kitchen Children’s Theatre, The Lost Colony, The Drama Dept., The Blue Light Theater Company, and off-Broadway, including Curse of the Starving Class with Kathy Bates and Bill Pullman. His designs have been seen nationally on PBS for “Live from Lincoln Center” and “Great Performances,” including Balanchine’s The Nutcracker, Peter Martin’s Romeo and Juliet, The Diamond Project, Swan Lake, The Balanchine Celebration, An Evening with Alan J. Lerner, and New York City Opera’s The Merry Widow, The New Moon, and Carmen.

Internationally he has worked as Lighting Director on US tours with The Bolshoi Ballet, Frankfurt Ballet, The Vienna Volks Oper, San Kai Juku, The Donestk Ballet, The Kodo Drummers, The National Puppet Theatre of Japan, and The Carleton Dance Festival in Brazil.

Mr. Stanley is currently Head of the Lighting Design Program at Boston University, School of
Theatre and has conducted Master Classes at universities across the USA and in Europe. He is
on the Board of Directors of the Hemsley Lighting Programs and is the author of the Color of Light
Workbook.