Julie E. Ballard


Assistant Professor of Theatre Arts

Julie E. Ballard is a professional lighting designer and theatrical technician. She was previously the Stage Manager and Properties Master for Hubbard Street Dance Chicago. Additionally, Ms. Ballard is the owner/operator of OverlapLighting, a freelance production company specializing in production/stage management, lighting design and photography. She is the Technical Director, Resident Lighting Designer and Stage Manager for The Seldoms. She has freelanced for two decades in and around the Midwest, touring regionally, nationally and internationally with Hubbard Street, Pilobolus, Deeply Rooted Dance Theater and David Dorfman Dance, among others. Her designs have been seen by theatre audiences in the U.S., Germany, Italy, Siberia and South Africa.

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M.F.A. University of Florida, B.A. Kent State University

Additional Training

ETCP certified Entertainment Electrician

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Professional Affiliations

I.A.T.S.E. Local 2, Actors' Equity Association, USA 829