Cindy Capraro, Costume Designer
Cindy Capraro received her master of fine arts degree in costume design from Mason Gross School of the Arts, Rutgers University. She has since worked as wardrobe supervisor for Martha Clarke's "Vers La Flamme", and for several other companies at the Joyce Theater. Cindy has recently designed costumes for the Working Theater, The Forum Theater and Playwrights theater of New Jersey. She currently works at Tricorne Studios, where she builds costumes for Broadway shows and national tours.

Abraham Cruz, Costume Designer
Abraham Cruz received his bachelor of arts in fine arts degree from The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Art and Science. He has been working as a freelance costume and fashion designer in New York City for the past three years. Abraham recently designed costumes for an independent film, Pedro Gonzales's Batgirl, and has done freelance work designing dance attire. Abraham has been working with the womenswear design house, Bruce, for the past five years.

John Evans, Lighting / Scenic Designer
John Evans has been dancing and lighting dance, theater and music since 1980. He received a master's degree in dance from Ohio State University in 1987, then moved to New York City where he danced with the Victoria Marks Performance Company for five years. While spending two years in Pittsburgh, John was a member of the Pittsburgh Dance Alloy, under the direction of Mark Taylor, and choreographed in collaboration with the band, Squonk Opera. His own choreography has been presented in parts of the United States, Canada and Mexico since 1984. He has received grants from the Pittsburgh Dance Council and the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts. As a lighting designer and/or technical director/stage manager, John has worked with Randy James Dance Works, Merian Soto and Pepon Osorio, Blondell Cummings, Bebe Miller, Susan Marshall, Squonk Opera, Mark Taylor and Amy Pivar. He has worked as lighting supervisor for the Three Rivers Shakespeare Festival, designed lights for the festival's production of Measure For Measure, and worked as lighting designer and technical director for Pittsburgh's innagural "First Night '95". John is currently full-time faculty in the Department of Dance at Mason Gross School of the Arts, Rutgers University.

Donald Holder, Lighting Designer
Donald Holder designs for dance include: "Stages" and "El Nuevo Mundo" for Graciele Daniele (Ballet Hispanico of New York), "Bernarda and Inez de Castro" for Vincente Nebrada, and "Lila's Garden Ox and Dolly Sodsé After the Flood" for Dan Wagoner. In theater, Mr. Holder's recent projects include Jeffrey at the Minetta Lane theater, Solitary Confinement on Broadway, Sight Unseen at Manhattan Theater Club and the Orpheum, The Day The Bronx Died at Long Wharf Theater, Barry Manilow's "Showstoppers" (national tour), The Good Times Are Killing Me for Second Stage, Ford's Theater and Seattle Repertory, and Spunk at the New York Shakespeare Festival and Royal Court (London). He designed Eastern Standard on Broadway, and was resident designer at the George Street Playhouse and Hersheypark, Pennslyvania Mr. Holder won the 1998 Tony award for lighting design for his work with The Lion King and is also recipient of Drama Desk, Helen Hayes and American Theater Wing nominations. He is a graduate of the Yale School of Drama.

John Lasiter, Resident Lighting / Scenic Designer
John Lasiter has created numerous scenic and lighting designs for Randy James Dance Works, most notably the critically acclaimed sets and lighting for "View from the Hudson" and "Looking East". He has designed sets and lighting for modern dance and ballet since 1984 working with choreographers such as Randy James, Licia Perea, Lee Connor, Irene Hultman, Nora Reynolds, Jennifer Linnell, Stephen Petronio, Oleg Briansky, Shapiro & Smith and others. His other lighting and scenic design credits include: Actors Theater of Louisville, Ballet Memphis, Centerstage Baltimore, Cincinnati Playhouse, Curtis Institute of Music, Dallas Theater Center, Danzantes Los Angeles, Danzantes New Mexico, Eos Orchestra, George Street Playhouse, Geva Theater, Glimmerglass Opera, Hartford Stage Company, Irene Hultman Dance, Manhattan School of Music, Milwaukee Repertory, New Mexico Repertory, Nora Reynolds Dance, Opera Delaware, Opera North Carolina, Skylight Opera, Pittsburgh Public Theater, South Coast Repertory, Syracuse Stage, Theaterworks Hartford, and Virginia Stage. Off-Broadway credits include: The Seagull, Bluelight Theater Co., directed by Austin Pendelton, Running Man, Music Theater Group, Dreamstuff (musical), Amazing Adventures of Tense Guy by Alan Ball. His Broadway credits include: associate lighting designer for David Copperfield's "Dreams and Nightmares". Mr. Lasiter is a member of IATSE Local 829 (United Scenic Artists). He holds a bachelor of arts in fine arts degree from the University of New Mexico and a master of fine arts degree from Mason Gross School of the Arts, Rutgers University. His portfolio can be viewed online at

Kim Lennox, Costume Designer
Kim Lennox is a graduate of the Philadelphia College of Textiles. She has been designing textiles for women's clothing and home furnishings in New York City for the last six years. Kim has designed costumes for Ellis Wood as well as Randy James Dance Works's "Edge", "Moonlight Sonata," "Waves at my Back," "The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe" and was co-designer for "and the open jar" (The Hungarian Project) and "Looking East."

Robert Lott, Lighting Designer
Robert Lott's New York credits as lighting designer include Grand View at Capitol Rep, Kokoro - blues for Miss Buttercup, Rare Times Altogether, On the Waterfront, Choices, and Battery. Dance credits include pieces with Chen and Dancers, Stars of American Ballet, Ballet, Inc., and Ballet Hispanico of NY. Regional credits include Social Security, Mousetrap, The Wool Gatherer, Amahal & the Night Visitors, Chapter Two, Romeo and Juliet and Macbeth. Additional credits include associate lighting designer on Porgy and Bess with New York Harlem Productions and Tommy Tune's Moonlighting, and assistant lighting designer on The Flyin' West, Das Barbecu and San Diego Opera.

Margaret Shyne-Benson, Costume Designer
Margaret Shyne Benson was for 10 years the costume shop supervisor at Mason Gross School of the Arts, Rutgers University, where she designed Deathtrap, Androscoggin Fugue, Hippies from Hell, and Better Days for the Levin Theater Company. She enjoys working on plays produced in unusual locations, including Action at The Player's Club, The Enchanted at the Lamont Nature Conservancy and the Lincoln Reenactment at the New Jersey State Legislature. She designed Driving Miss Daisy for the Foundation Theater, Lend me a Tenor at the Pennslyvania Stage Company and also costumed a benefit for the Hyacinth Foundation at George Street Playhouse: Beirut and Savage/Love, a project in which she takes great pride. Margaret lives in Florida with her husband, director Arlen Benson and their two children Nolan and Gwynneth.

Nancy Swolensky, Costume Designer
Nancy Swolensky's recent design credits include "Sessions of Five" presented by Anna Sokolow's Player's Project in celebration of Anna Sokolow's induction into the Hall of Fame, "With alligators in the bayou, you waterski real good" at Mason Gross School of the Arts, co-designer for Randy James Dance Works's "and the open jar" (The Hungarian Project) and "Looking East", and pattern cutting and construction for Randy James Dance Works's "Waves at my Back" presented at Lincoln Center. Nancy has worked in costume shops at Plays in the Park, Middlesex County College and Rutgers University and as a costume designer for the North Brunswick Adult Theater Group. She has an associates degree in applied science from Fashion Institute of Technology, specializing in pattern making and a bachelor of arts degree from Trenton State College majoring in art therapy, with a minor in psychology.

Paul H. Taylor, Company Photographer
Paul H. Taylor has been photographing post-modern dance and dancers for over a decade and was the house photographer at Dance Theater Workshop in New York City. His photographs are published in the New York Times and The Village Voice. He has a master's degree in art education and was art department chairman at the Allendale Columbia School in Rochester, New York. He also taught ceramics and drawing/painting for eighteen years at the Memorial Art Gallery of the University of Rochester.