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Thank you for your interest in supporting the campaign for new sets and costumes for The Nutcracker. We invite you to look through the images below to see the artists' drawings. If you would like more information about how to be a part of this new production, please contact Christi Cuellar Lotz at 512.476.9151, ext. 124 or

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Designer Biographies

Judanna Lynn
Costume Designer

Judanna Lynn has designed costumes for most of the major dance companies in the United States, among them Milwaukee Ballet (Scheherazade), San Francisco Ballet, Boston Ballet, Alvin Ailey, Ballet West, BalletMet, Pacific Northwest Ballet, Pennsylvania Ballet, Pittsburgh Ballet, Hartford Ballet, Hubbard Street, The Jose Limon Dance Co., Louisville Ballet, Atlanta Ballet and Washington Ballet. Most recently, she designed the costumes for Pennsylvania Ballet's production of The Nutcracker which was seen at the Kennedy Center last season.

Other credits include the costumes for "Festival of the Lion King" for the opening of Disney's theme park in Hong Kong; Houston Ballet's highly acclaimed productions of Don Quixote, Dracula and Cleopatra; the musical Lyle for Charles Strouse; The Hartford Stage/Old Globe Theatre's production of Tintypes; and the musicals Once On This Island for the Children's Theatre Company of Minneapolis and Hats!, which is currently touring the United States.

Ms. Lynn was a former dancer with San Francisco Opera Ballet and former resident costume designer of The Juilliard School. She is also a painter whose work has been seen at the Rizzoli and Miniatura Galleries in New York City, the Philadelphia Museum of Fine Art and in private collections.

Holly Highfill
Set Designer

Holly Highfill has designed sets for ballets, operas, and plays in the Washington area and throughout the country. She has been the principal scenic artist for most of these productions, and she has also painted scenery for numerous theater companies and scenery producers. In addition to theater work Ms Highfill has also done several large museum projects, designing and painting murals and other artwork for the National Air and Space Museum, the National Museum of the American Indian, the Audubon Society's Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary in Florida, and the Robinson Nature Center in Howard County, Maryland. Ms. Highfill has MFAs in Painting and Scenic Design from the University of Wisconsin and a BA in Art History from Bryn Mawr College. She is a member of United Scenic Artists Local 829 as a scene designer and scenic artist.

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