Chris Ham

Lighting Designer

Chris Ham has designed costumes, lighting, projection, scenery and sound, as well as worked in all the technical areas at the professional level; starting in his hometown, outside of St. Louis, MO; through his travels to Dallas, TX while completing his Master of Fine Arts at The Meadows School of the Arts at Southern Methodist University. After his MFA, Chris moved to NY to design and produce for SONY and HASBRO trade shows. In total he spent just shy of 10 years outside of Washington D.C., designing, producing, and doing technical directing for dance and
theatre companies all along the eastern shore before finally returning to Dallas as a production manager, designer, technician, and producer for several companies big and small throughout the DFW Metroplex.


Chris has contributed his Dance Lighting Designs to the American College Dance Festival – both at the regional and Kennedy Center national level – The International Choreographer’s Showcase in Spain, The Meadows Dance Ensemble at Southern Methodist University, Division of Dance at Kansas State University, St. Louis Ballet, The Center of Contemporary Arts in St. Louis, and the Shenandoah Dance Ensemble where he was an Adjunct Assistant Professor teaching Dance Production and Color Theory Classes; holding the position of Lighting Designer/Technical Director for the Dance Division. Chris also designed for the Kinetic Canvas production (inspired by the works of Salvador Dali) on the campus of Harford Community College for Harford Dance Theatre Company.


Chris is also the Production Designer/Technical Director for The Doniphan Project Dance Company based in Tupelo, Mississippi; toured and designed for Flying Lions Dance Company while living in the Mid-Atlantic Region; and designs/consults continually with Ekilibre Dance Company who premiere new works both regionally and internationally.
Locally Chris has designed locally for 6 o’clock Dance Theatre, Shakespeare Dallas, Hathaway Academy of Ballet, Repertory Company Theatre, Upstart Productions, Cara Mia Theatre Company, Water Tower Theatre, Big Thought/Creative Solutions, AKA Ballet, and various dance companies for studio recitals and dance graduation ceremonies.

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