Loving Clara Schumann
Christina Giannelli has designed original lighting for ballets by Julia Adam, Christopher Bruce, Jorma Elo, Donald McHale, Kenneth McMillan, Trey McIntyre, Dennis Nahat, Ben Stevenson, Glen Tetley, Natalie Weir, Stanton Welch, and Lila York, among others. In the course of her career she has been a Coach at the Kairos Foundation’s More to Life program; an Artist Board Member at DiverseWorks; and the Resident Lighting Designer for Houston Grand Opera, Cleveland-San Jose Ballet, Texas Ballet Theater, Houston Ballet and most recently for the Metropolitan Opera; she has also designed extensively for other ballet and opera companies through out the United States and abroad. Her opera credits include over a dozen productions with Houston Grand Opera as well as premieres and revivals for Dallas Opera, Portland Opera, Michigan Opera Theatre, Virginia Opera and others.
Christina earned her BA in History of Art and Theatre Studies from Yale University, and she delights in lighting new works and productions that blend multiple art forms. She is the founding director of Dance Source Houston, a service organization that supports and promotes Contemporary Dance in Houston.