Trad Burns, Resident Lighting Designer

Trad A Burns 
Resident Lighting Designer

Trad A Burns is a lighting and scenic designer based in Boston, his career has spanned theatre, dance, and amusement parks, as well as architectural and retail lighting. Designing over 400 productions during the last two decades, his varied work has been seen around the world. Designs include works for Cincinnati Ballet, New York City Ballet, American Ballet Theatre, Houston Ballet, Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre, Ballet British Columbia, Washington Ballet, Spectrum Dance, Ballet Hawaii, Verb Ballets, New York Theatre Workshop (NYC), The Public Theatre (NYC), La Mama ETC (NYC), HERE (NYC), Classic Stage Company (NYC), The Cleveland Play House, Cleveland Public Theatre, Indiana Repertory Theatre, Cedar Point, ValleyFair, Knott’s Berry Farm, Kings Island, Walt Disney World, Disneyland, Disneyland Japan, Disney Sea, Disney Cruise Lines, Carnival Cruise Lines, Universal Studios Florida & Japan, Woodstock Ice Productions, and The Family of Charles M. Schulz.

Enjoying his tenth season as the Resident Lighting Designer for Cincinnati Ballet, Trad has been privileged to design two other world premieres by Choreographer Adam Hougland, as well as world premiere works by Artistic Director Victoria Morgan, Devon Carney, Johanna Bernstein Wilt, Kirk Peterson, Trey McIntyre, Val Caniparoli, Donald Byrd, Darrell Grand Moultrie, Sarah Slipper, Luca Veggetti, Viktor Kabaniaev, and Jessica Lang.



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