Five Qs For Mark Stanley

  1. As resident lighting designer at the New York City Ballet (NYCB) since 1986, you have lit and supervised the lighting for hundreds of ballets. What is the biggest challenge in this job?

    In the beginning, it was learning the Balanchine repertory, its impact on the aesthetics of the company, and handling the daily demands of such a large repertory. It was a huge learning curve, coming into such an established tradition and, at the same time, trying to integrate new

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