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College of Visual and Performing Arts Dean bruce d. mcclung has announced the appointment of Jenni Propst as Visiting Assistant Professor of Lighting Design in CVPA’s School of Theatre.  

Jenni Propst is a lighting, projections, and sound designer. Some of her recent work includes the lighting design for Christopher Stuart’s Peter Pan at Charlotte Ballet; scenery, lighting, and projections for Ada and the Engine and lighting and scenery for The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee at Lenoir-Rhyne University; lighting design for Matthew Hart’s A Sleeping Beauty at Charlotte Ballet; and projections for Sir David Bentley’s A Comedy of Errors at Sarasota Ballet. Other lighting designs for Charlotte Ballet include Dwight Rhoden’s Ballad Unto, Sasha Jane’s Sketches From Grace, and Mark Diamond’s The Little Mermaid.  

As a lighting supervisor for Complexions Contemporary Ballet, Alonzo King LINES Ballet, and Charlotte Ballet, Propst has toured throughout the United States and Europe. Currently, she serves as the resident lighting designer for the summer dance program at the Chautauqua Institution in western New York and was recently a Visiting Artist in Lighting and Scenic Design at Lenoir-Rhyne University. 

Probst is a proud member of the International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees and is an ETCP Certified Entertainment Electrician. As an active member of the United States Institute for Theatre Technology, Propst serves on the Lighting Design & Technology Commission as the Communication and Conference Activities Coordinator.  

Propst holds an MA in Communication from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte and an MFA in Theatre with a concentration in lighting and sound design from the University of Memphis.  

Please join us in welcoming Jenni Propst to the CVPA family!