Steve serves as the Associate Dean for the School of Music, Theatre, and Dance with primary responsibilites in Theatre & Dance. Before serving as Associate Dean Steve served as Chair and Associate Chair of the Department of Theatre Arts and taught lighting design in the BFA in Theatre Production and Design program at Ithaca College. Courses include Theatrical Design Foundations, Lighting Design, Advanced Lighting Design, Vectorworks, Renderworks, Script Analysis, and Projects in Lighting Design. Beyond teaching, Steve maintains an active freelance design career. His work includes designs for The Dallas Theater Center (Dallas, TX), The Repertory Theatre of St. Louis (St. Louis, MO), The Gulfshore Playhouse (Naples, FL), Orlando Shakespeare Theatre (Orlando, FL), Syracuse Stage (Syracuse, NY), Tri-Cities Opera (Binghamton, NY), Syracuse Opera (Syracuse, NY), Tacoma Opera (Tacoma, WA), Minnesota Opera (Minneapolis MN), Florida Grand Opera (Miami, FL), Mill City Summer Opera (Minneapolis MN), Anchorage Opera (Anchorage, AK), Madison Opera (Madison, WI), Merry Go Round Playhouse (Auburn, NY), Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival (Center Valley, PA), Kitchen Theatre (Ithaca, NY), The Hangar Theatre (Ithaca, NY), Pacific Performance Project (Seattle, WA), Big Art Group (New York City), The Actors Company Theatre (New York City), Santa Barbara Dance Theatre (Santa Barbara, CA), and Ensemble Theatre Company (Santa Barbara, CA). Projects in live events for CS Production Services (Ithaca, NY), BSI Productions (Ithaca, NY), Affinity Group Ltd. (Ithaca, NY) and The Herson Group LTD. (Penn Yan, NY) include clients such as Princeton University, Northwestern University, Cornell University, Texas A&M, University of Tennessee, Amherst College, The Lawrenceville School, Binghamton University, and The College at Brockport. Projects in architectural lighting for Gallegos Architectural Lighting Design Design (San Francisco Bay Area & Los Angeles, CA) include Lego Retail Stores in Anaheim and Chicago, San Diego Zoo Stores, Mississippi River Discovery Center, Warner Brother Movie World in Spain and several high end residential projects. Steve received his B.A. from the University of California at Santa Barbara and his M.F.A. from the University of Washington School of Drama and is a member of United Scenic Artists local 829.
Associate Dean, Music, Theatre and Dance
School: School of Music, Theatre, and Dance
Office: Dillingham Center 210, Ithaca, NY 14850
Specialty: Lighting Design