Julie E. Ballard, USA829, is a professional lighting designer, ETCP-certified electrician, and production stage manager.  She is affiliated with IATSE Local 2 and the Actors’ Equity Association.  She has freelanced for 25 years in and around the Midwest, touring regionally, nationally, and internationally with companies such as Hubbard Street Dance Chicago, Pilobolus, Deeply Rooted Dance Theater, The Seldoms, and David Dorfman Dance.

Theatre audiences have seen her designs in the U.S., across Europe, Siberia, and South Africa. She has designed for the Charlotte Ballet, Giordano Dance Chicago, Ballet West, Illinois Shakespeare Festival, First Folio Theatre, and Hubbard Street Dance Chicago, among others.

Recent production stage management credits include Spring to Dance, Auditorium Theatre, and Bates Dance Festival.

Ms. Ballard holds degrees in Theater (BA, 1999) and Lighting Design (MFA, 2004) from Kent State University and the University of Florida, respectively.