Nicole Pearce (lighting designer) has worked with Mark Morris on 10 works for the Mark Morris Dance Group, Houston Ballet, and Boston Ballet. Pearce has worked with many other artists and choreographers, including 10 works with Jessica Lang (Jessica Lang Dance, Birmingham Royal Ballet, & National Ballet of Japan); 6 with Aszure Barton (Nederlands Dans Theater, Hubbard Street, & Aszure and Artists); 10 with John Heginbotham (Dance Heginbotham & Atlanta Ballet); Andrea Miller (Gallim & Jacoby and Pronk); and Robert Battle (Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater). She has also designed for news works by Kyle Abraham, Brain Brooks and Pam Tanowitz (The Juilliard School). Other selected theater credits include work with directors Edward Albee, Leigh Silverman, Trip Cullman, Pam MacKinnon, Jade King Carroll & Ed Sylvanus Iskandar and with companies The Cherry Lane, The Play Company & Labryinth Theater Company. www.nicolepearcedesign.com
Maile Okamura has designed and constructed dance and opera costumes for Mark Morris Dance Group, Dance Heginbotham, Atlanta Ballet, Tanglewood Music Festival, American Classical Orchestra, Bard College, and Middlebury College. She has been dancing with Mark Morris Dance Group since 1998.
The mission of the Mark Morris Dance Group is to develop, promote, and sustain dance, music, and opera productions by Mark Morris and to serve as a cultural resource to engage and enrich the community.