Don't Mess With My Tutu: NYC Ballet

In November 1986, lighting designer Mark W. Stanley embarked on what has become a long-term career as resident lighting designer for New York City Ballet (Peter Martins, artistic director). The ballet is based at Lincoln Center's New York State Theatre, where Stanley had worked for the prior six years with New York City Opera, so he more than knew his way around backstage and the in-house lighting system. He now splits his career almost 50% at the Ballet and 50% on freelance lighting

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