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Mr. Smith has been working professionally for the past forty years, both as a designer for the stage and as a consultant for numerous theatre projects. His work has been seen in concerts, dance, opera, and the stage, along with various industrials and galas.  His dance work includes designing A Midsummer Night’s Dream and Giselle for Royal New Zealand Ballet and Dangerous Liaisons for Queensland Ballet. He lit Andrea Bocceli’s U.S. premier opera performance and has worked with Luciana Pavarotti, Denyce Graves and Ruth Ann Swenson. As the Resident Lighting Designer for Michigan Opera since 1989 he has lit over eighty productions. He has worked with regional opera companies such as Florida Grand Opera, Virginia Opera, San Diego Opera, Ft. Worth Opera, and Lyric Opera of Kansas City. His work has been seen at many regional theatres including Oregon Shakespeare, Indiana Repertory, Pioneer Theatre Company, and North Shore Music Theatre. Mr. Smith has been spending the last three years consulting, renovating and upgrading a variety of theatres in the California Bay area. He is a member of USA 829.