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Bill Sheffield, Director of Production / Stage Manager
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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

Residing in Austin, Mr. Tucci has been resident lighting designer for Ballet Austin's repertory, for over 25 years. Currently also resident lighting designer/director for Ben Stevenson's Texas Ballet Theater and Bruce Wood Dance Project. Other companies: Mejia International Ballet, Washington Ballet, Houston Dance Salad, Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre, Colorado Ballet, Cincinnati Ballet and Cirque Ziva, the Golden Dragon Acrobats. Past designs for UT Opera's Turn of the Screw, Don Giovani, LaCurandera, Bastiene y Bastinne, Albert Herring. Austin Musicals: Damn Yankees, Carousel, West Side Story, Annie, Gypsy, Jesus Christ Superstar, Music Man, Oklahoma, A Chorus Line, Carousel and Sound of Music. Recipient of two B. Iden Payne Awards and Critics Table awards for lighting in Austin. Designed Charles Duggan's productions of Dames at Sea in San Francisco and at the Goodspeed Opera House. For 1996 Summer Olympics, designed for the Cultural Olympiad, showcasing six national and international companies. International additional works: National Ballet of Canada, Royal Danish Ballet, Winnipeg and Swedish Ballets, Hong Kong Ballet, Singapore Dance Theatre, Ballet Contemporaneo de Caracas, 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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