Angelina Pellini holds a Bachelor of Arts in Dance from Kennesaw State University. She recently graduated Summa Cum Laude and with Honors distinction. At KSU, her focus was drawn to dance production and stage management. She served as the student assistant under Production Manager, David Tatu, and worked on countless performances for the KSU Dance Company and the KSU Dance Festival. She also had the opportunity to travel with the company to the American College Dance Association South Conference in 2017 as the stage manager and assistant lighting designer. During her time as a student, she also performed “Tetraktys” by McCree O’Kelley in the KSU Dance Company’s performance of Ten as well as at the Alabama Dance Festival and KSU Dance Festival. As a freshman, she received the first ever Outstanding Dance Production Scholarship at KSU in 2015. Now, she works as a stagehand for professional rentals in KSU’s new Marietta Dance Theater. Before attending KSU, Angelina grew up training in classical ballet at Cumming Ballet Theatre in Cumming, Georgia where she now serves as a teacher and choreographer. She is also a proponent of dance scholarship. She received the Joan Harrell Annual Dance Scholarship for her research in 2017, and her honors thesis on dance education in private dance studios is currently being published in the Kennesaw Journal of Undergraduate Research. Most recently, Angelina spent her summer in Colorado working as a production intern for the Vail Dance Festival under the artistic directorship of Damien Woetzel.
Resident Lighting Designer
Ben Rawson is an Atlanta-based Lighting Designer for Theatre, Opera, and Dance. Theatrical/Opera design work can be seen at The Alliance Theatre, Glimmerglass Opera, Aurora Theatre, Atlanta Lyric Theatre, Actors Express, Theatrical Outfit, 7 Stages, Theatre Buford, Weird Sisters Theatre Project, and Synchronicity Theatre.
Dance design work includes collaborations with choreographers such as Danielle Agami, Ana Maria Lucaciu, and Troy Schumacher. Dance design work can been seen at Terminus Modern Ballet Theatre, Fly On A Wall, Staibdance, Bluebird Uncaged, Proia Dance Project, Immerse ATL, Emily Cargill and Dancers, and Covington Regional Ballet.
Ben has also worked across the country as an Assistant/Associate Lighting Designer for Glimmerglass Opera (NY), San Diego Opera (CA), The Alliance Theatre (GA), Berkshire Theatre Festival (MA), Atlanta Opera (GA), and Playmakers Repertory Company (NC). benrawsondesign.com