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John Dahlstrand

  • Technical Director, Senior

MFA University of Arizona

For nearly two decades John Dahlstrand has been the technical director, lighting designer, stage manager, and occasional set designer for the University of Arizona School of Dance. He holds a BFA and MFA in Dance from the UA, and his work as a choreographer and performer, particularly in Tango, have been supported by the Pima Arts Council and the Arizona Commission on the Arts. Invitations to dance or choreograph in festivals outside Arizona have been paired with engagements to do major lighting design for companies outside and within the state. In 1998 he hosted a week long tango conference featuring teachers from Buenos Aires and New York and participants from around the United States.