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Bill Sheffield, Director of Production / Stage Manager // 512.476.9051 ext. 113 // Email Bill

Bill Sheffield had previously served as stage manager for Ballet Austin in the late eighties and when the Company went to The Kennedy Center with A Midsummer Night's Dream. An Austin native, Mr. Sheffield also produces the summer musicals at Zilker Park, including the recent hits: Crazy for You, Into the Woods and the award-winning Big River. Mr. Sheffield formerly worked with the Austin Musical Theater, where he was stage manager for most of their recent productions. He has worked with many Austin arts groups, including Austin Lyric Opera, ZTP, Austin Shakespeare Festival, Slavin-Nadal Dance, ADE, ART, ZST, Tapestry, Roy Lozano Ballet Folklorico, and many others.

Tony Tucci, Lighting Designer

Now residing in Austin, Mr. Tucci has created lighting designs for the current Ballet Austin repertory and West Side Story, Annie, Gypsy, Jesus Christ Superstar, Music Man, Oklahoma, A Chorus Line and Sound of Music for Austin Musical Theatre. He is the recipient of the B. Iden Payne Award for lighting (Gypsy). He also designs for Bruce Wood Dance Company, Dallas Black Dance Theatre, Ballet Arlington, Fort Worth Dallas Ballet, Houston Ballet, Fort Worth Opera and Casa Manana Musicals. Other works include American Ballet Theatre's Configurations choreographed by Choo-San Goh with Mikhail Baryshnikov and the video Baryshnikov, The Dancer and The Dance, Ben Stevenson's Cinderella, Alvin Ailey Dance Theatre's Carmina Burana, Cynthia Gregory's staging of Swan Lake and Fernando Bujones' dances for Ballet de Monterey. For the 1996 Summer Olympics, Mr. Tucci designed lighting for the Cultural Olympiad, which showcased six national and international companies. Internationally, Mr. Tucci's work includes Christopher Bruce's Kingdom- Geneva Ballet, Flemming Flindt's Caroline Mathilde and Lucifer's Daughter - Royal Danish Ballet.

Alexey Korygin, Wardrobe Master // 512.476.9051 ext. 116

Mr. Korygin was born in Donetsk City, Ukraine. He earned a master's degree in Fine Arts from the Kiev State Ballet School of the Ukraine. In 1984, he became a soloist with the Donetsk State Academic Opera and Ballet Theater. After dancing for four seasons with Ballet Austin, Mr. Korygin began designing and building costumes for the Company. His costumes can be seen in Stephen Mills'My Wall of Names and Bolero as well as Lambros Lambrou's Remembrances, Lady of the Camellias, Evolution of An Angel: Part II, Homecoming and Ulysses. He is also credited for his costumes in Ballet Austin's production of Fokine's Les Sylphides, Balanchine's Pas de Dix, the pas de deux from Le Corsaire, and the principal costumes for Ballet Austin's Swan Lake production. In 1996, Ballet Austin unveiled a new production of The Nutcracker for which the costumes were designed by Tommy Bourgeois and most costumes were masterfully constructed by Mr. Korygin. In 2001, Mr. Korygin built the costumes for Not Afraid of the Dark-The Show that Glows! Mr. Korygin lives in Austin with his wife Inga Lujerenko and their son Nikolay.

Steven Myers, Operations Stage Manager // 512.476.9151 ext 125

Erin Fleming, Assistant Production Manager// 512.476.9151 ext 117
Emily Cawood, Wardrobe Assistant & Shoe Manager // 512.476.9151 ext 116
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