Resident Lighting Designer
Aaron is delighted to be joining OKC Ballet for another season as Resident Lighting Designer. Aaron is also the Resident Lighting Designer and Associate Professor of Lighting Design at Oklahoma City University, where he joined the faculty in 2012. Aaron holds an MFA in Theatre Design from New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts and a BA in Theatre Education from The University of Tulsa. Aaron has lit events in spaces as large as Radio City Music Hall (NYC), the Western Heritage Museum (OKC), and The Joint at the Hard Rock Casino (Tulsa) as well as spaces so small that they barely deserve to be called theatres.
Recent design credits include The Nutcracker, Our Private Rooms, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Romeo and Juliet, Exurgency (OKC Ballet), Pageant (Lyric OK), and King Lear (OK Shakespeare in the Park). Previous Lighting Designs for OCU include Hairspray, Mr. Burns: A Post-Electric Play, As You Like It, RENT, Brigadoon, The Grapes of Wrath, South Pacific, Street Scene, 9 to 5: The Musical, Bernstein’s MASS, and The Dialogues of the Carmelites.
In addition to all of his theatrical design work, Aaron has worked on exhibition lighting at the S.R. Guggenheim Museum, the National Academy of Design, the Cooper Hewitt National Design Museum, the National Museum of the Native American (NYC), and the Morgan Museum & Library. Fashion lighting in New York City includes Barneys New York, Prada, Armani, and Dolce + Gabbana. Aaron lives in OKC with his wife, Lisa, and his son, Eli.