designers

Michael Korsch : Lighting Designer & Technical Director

(Lighting Designer) is a lighting, projection and scenic designer based in Philadelphia, PA, where he

earned his BA in theatre at Temple University. He has worked with numerous directors and choreographers, creating

hundreds of visual designs for dance, theatre and other live performances throughout North and South America, Europe,

Australia and Asia. Michael has been the resident lighting designer and technical director for Complexions Contemporary

Ballet since 1998, the resident lighting designer/director for Ballet Arizona since 2001, and the lighting/technical director for the

Laguna Dance Festival since 2005. In addition, he has designed for Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, American Ballet

Theatre, Aspen Santa Fe Ballet, BalletMet, Ballet Nice Méditerranée, BalletX, Carolina Ballet, Charlotte Ballet (formerly North

Carolina Dance Theatre), Cleveland Play House, DanceBrazil, Dance Theatre of Harlem, Dayton Contemporary Dance

Company, Disney Creative Entertainment, English National Ballet, FELA! The Concert, Hubbard Street Dance Chicago,

MOMIX, Oakland Ballet, Pennsylvania Ballet, Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre, Royal Danish Ballet, Sacramento Ballet, Staatsballett

Berlin, and Washington Ballet among others.

Christine Darch : Resident Costume Designer

(Costume Designer) has designed for Complexions since 2006. She designs and builds costumes and sets for choreographers Julia Adam, Jennifer Archibald, Marc Brew, Val Caniparoli, Alison Cook Beatty, Robert Dekkers, Jorma Elo, Nicolo Fonte, Jodie Gates, Adam Hougland, Jae Man Joo, James Kudelka, Gabrielle Lamb, Edwaard Liang, Stephen McMahon, Matthew Neenan, David Palmer, Gina Patterson, Brian Reeder, Amy Seiwert, Merián Soto, and Septime Webre. Ms. Darch has been commissioned by Alvin Ailey, Astana Ballet, Atlanta Ballet, Axis, Ballet Arizona, Ballet Hawaii, Ballet Memphis, Charlotte Ballet, Cincinnati Ballet, Colorado Ballet, Dayton Ballet, Houston Ballet, Imagery, Israel Ballet, Kansas City Ballet, Madco, Marin Ballet, Milwaukee Ballet, Le Ballet Nice Méditerranée, Oregon Ballet Theatre, Pennsylvania Ballet, Pittsburgh Ballet Theater, Post:ballet, San Francisco Ballet, Smuin Ballet, Tulsa Ballet, Washington Ballet, and BalletX. She lives in East Northport, NY with acclaimed classical American ballet composer Matthew Pierce. 

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