Director of Dance Production
Christopher Ham has designed costumes, lighting, projection, scenery and sound, and has worked in all technical areas at the professional level. After completing his Master of Fine Arts at Meadows School of the Arts, Ham traveled to New York, where he designed and produced trade shows for SONY and HASBRO. He also spent close to 10 years freelancing in the Washington, D.C. area, working in design, production and technical direction for dance and theatre companies all along the eastern shore. In the Dallas-Fort Worth area, Ham has worked as a production manager, designer, technician and producer for several companies big and small.
Ham has contributed his dance lighting designs to the American College Dance Festival, both at the regional and Kennedy Center national level; the International Choreographers’ Showcase in Spain; the Meadows Dance Ensemble at Southern Methodist University; the Division of Dance at Kansas State University; the St. Louis Ballet; The Center of Creative Arts (COCA) in St. Louis; and the Shenandoah University Dance Ensemble, where he was an adjunct assistant professor teaching dance production and color theory classes; at Shenandoah, he also held the position of lighting designer/technical director for the dance division.
Ham designed for Harford Community College Dance Theatre’s “Kinetic Canvas,” an annual performance series inspired by the works of Salvador Dali, and toured and designed for Flying Lions Dance Company of Winchester, Va., while living in the mid-Atlantic region.
He is also the production designer/technical director for the Doniphan Project Dance Company based in Tupelo, Miss., and designs/consults with Ekilibre Dance Company of Winchester, Va., which premieres new works both regionally and internationally. In the Dallas-Fort Worth area, Ham has designed for Hathaway Academy of Ballet, Plano, Texas; Repertory Company Theatre, Richardson, Texas; Upstart Productions, Dallas; Cara Mía Theatre Company, Dallas; Shakespeare Dallas; WaterTower Theatre, Addison, Texas; Big Thought/Creative Solutions, Dallas; and various dance companies for studio recitals and dance graduation ceremonies.
Bachelor of Arts, Eastern Illinois University
Master of Fine Arts in Theatre, Southern Methodist University, Meadows School of the Arts
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