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Michael Oesch

Lighting Designer

Michael Oesch is a lighting designer for dance, theatre, opera, musicals, and film. Since joining Smuin Ballet in 2004, he has designed the lighting for world premieres including The Christmas Ballet, Tutto Eccetto il Lavandino, Oh, Inverted World, Fly Me to the Moon, Bluegrass/Slyde, Symphony of Psalms, Jazzin’, Through, Obrigado Brazil, Schubert Scherzo, and Been Through Diamonds, among others. He has also designed lighting for other companies in the Bay Area including The Magic Theatre, SF Playhouse, Contra Costa Musical Theatre, 13th Floor Dance, Pacific Coast Repertory Theatre, Trinity Lyric Opera, the West Wave Dance Festival, the Douglas Morrison Theatre, El Teatro Campesino, Theatre Artaud, Solano College Theatre, San Francisco Shakespeare Festival, Sacramento Theatre Company and New Conservatory Theatre Center. His lighting designs have been repeatedly nominated for Bay Area Theatre Critics Circle Awards.