Stan Pressner’s lighting designs can be found in productions by such esteemed performing arts companies as New York City Ballet, Bayerische Staatsoper, Lyon Opera Ballet, Stockholm Stadsteater, Geneva Opera Ballet, Bill T. Jones / Arnie Zane Dance Company, Ralph Lemon and Company, Bayerische Staatsballet, Boston Ballet, Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre, Stephen Petronio Company, and Netherlands Dance Theater. His recent work includes Robert Bly’s new translation of Peer Gynt at the Guthrie Theater with Mark Rylance; Twelfth Night and Measure for Measure at Shakespeare’s Globe; La Clemenza de Tito, The Abduction from the Seraglio, and Rake’s Progress at Munich Staatsoper; Mikhail Baryshnikov’s Solos with Piano or not …; Giant Empty for the John Jasperse Company; and Jean Genet’s The Blacks at the Market Theatre in Johannesburg. He also worked on Broadway as the associate lighting designer for Annie Get Your Gun.
Pressner was a visiting professor of dance lighting at UCLA from 1992–1993. Pressner was also a member of the faculty at The Juilliard School from 2000–2008. Since 1996 he has served as the Resident Lighting Czar at the Lincoln Center Festival. His television credits include Bravo’s Inside the Actor’s Studio, Two Moon July for PBS, and Night Music for WHYY-TV Philadelphia. Pressner received a Bessie Award in 1988 for cumulative achievement; a Cable Ace Award in 1997 for Inside the Actor’s Studio; and was nominated in 1988, 1991, and 1994 for the American Theatre Wing Design Awards.