Christina R. Giannelli – Lighting Designer
CHRISTINA R. GIANNELLI (Lighting Design) has designed original lighting for ballets by Julia Adam, Christopher Bruce, Jorma Elo, Donald McHale, Kenneth McMillan, Trey McIntyre, Dennis Nahat, Ben Stevenson, Glen Tetley, Natalie Weir, Stanton Welch, and Lila York, among others. In the course of her career she has been a Coach at the Kairos Foundation’s More to Life program; an Artist Board Member at DiverseWorks; and the Resident Lighting Designer for Houston Grand Opera, Cleveland-San Jose Ballet, Texas Ballet Theater, Houston Ballet and most recently for the Metropolitan Opera; she has also designed extensively for other ballet and opera companies through out the United States and abroad. Her opera credits include over a dozen productions with Houston Grand Opera as well as premieres and revivals for Dallas Opera, Portland Opera, Michigan Opera Theatre, Virginia Opera and others. Christina earned her BA in History of Art and Theatre Studies from Yale University, and she delights in lighting new works and productions that blend multiple art forms. She is the founding director of Dance Source Houston, a service organization that supports and promotes Contemporary Dance in Houston.
CHRISTINA R. GIANNELLI, LIGHTING DESIGNER, chats with DANCE MAGAZINE about the process of collaborating with choreographers:
Check out the interview on Dance Magazine's website, here.
‘Edmonton & Albert Audiences “enthralled” by Judanna Lynn’s “lavish” DRACULA costumes & Christina R. Giannelli’s lighting’
Congratulations to costume designer Judanna Lynn and lighting designer Christina R. Giannelli on the opening of their gorgeous, seductive Dracula at the Alberta Ballet! Check out the reviews here: Edmonton Journal: Alberta Ballet's Dracula seduces Edmonton audience......
CHRISTINA R. GIANNELLI wins 2016 Houston Theater Awards “BEST LIGHTING DESIGN” for here “ravishingly effective” work on STRIKING 12 and SAINT JOAN
Congratulations from the whole Summit team to Christina R. Giannelli for her Houston Press "Best Lighting Design" win for her "ravishingly effective lighting" designs for Striking 12 at TUTS Underground and Saint Joan with Stark Naked Theatre Co! Read more about the...
STRIKING 12 at TUTS – Underground “Best of all is Christina Giannelli’s ravishingly effective lighting, soft and radiant, warm, then icy and chilling to the bone.”
Theatre Under The Stars - STRIKING 12 Christina Giannelli, Lighting Designer STRIKING 12 AT TUTS UNDERGROUND: A BEAUTY OF A QUASI MUSICAL WITH BETTER FORTUNE THAN THE LITTLE MATCH GIRL HAD "Best of all is Christina Giannelli's ravishingly effective lighting, soft and...