About Julie

julie_headshotJulie Ballard is a Chicago-based professional theatrical technician, specializing in lighting design, photography and production/stage management. She is owner/operator of OverlapLighting Productions, her freelance company. Julie has served as Technical Director and Lighting Designer for The Seldoms since 2008, associate artist for Winifred Haun and Dancers since 2005, and has worked with many Chicago dance companies including Hedwig Dance, Mordine & Co., Dance COLEctive, Breakbone Dance, Deeply Rooted and Same Planet Different World.  Julie has been a part of numerous festivals including the American Dance Festival and JOMBA! Dance Festival in Durban, South Africa, and has toured nationally and internationally with David Dorfman Dance. Julie is the Stage Manager and Properties Master for Hubbard Street Dance Chicago, and previously served as Lighting Director and adjunct faculty at The Dance Center of Columbia College (2005-2012).  She has also worked as a lighting designer for many theater companies in Chicago, and was an associate artist for Signal Ensemble Theatre for 13 seasons. Ms. Ballard holds degrees in Theater (BA) and Lighting Design (MFA) from Kent State University and the University of Florida, respectively.

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