Jennifer Tipton

Americans We
Amnon V'Tamar
At Midnight
Bach Partrita
Baker's Dozen
Le Baiser de la Fee

Ballet Imperial
Brief Fling
Bruch Violin Concerto No.1
Bum's Rush
Chamber Symphony
Company B
Concert Waltzes

The Elements
Enough Said
Francy Free
Field, Chair and Mountain
Follow the Feet
The Fugue
Gala Performance
The Garden of Villandry
How Near Heaven
The Informer
In the Upper Room
Jardin aux Lilas
Jump Start
The Leaves Are Fading
The Little Ballet
The Mollino Room
N.Y. Export: Op. Jazz
Nine Sinatra Songs
The Nutcracker (Baryshnikov)
The Nutcracker (Ratmansky)
Once More, Frank
The Other
Pas de Deux Holberg
Piano Concerto #1
Push Comes to Shove
(Grand Pas Classique)
Sinatra Suite
A Solider's Tale
Some Assembly Required
States of Grace
Stravinsky Violin Concerto
Symphony #9
Swan Lake
Theme and Variations
The Wild Boy

Well known to dance and theatre audiences alike, lighting designer Jennifer Tipton was born in Columbus, Ohio and attended Cornell University where she majored in English. After graduation, Tipton came to New York to study dance. Her interest in lighting began with a course in the subject at the American Dance Festival, Connecticut College.

She has been awarded two “Bessies” and a Laurence Olivier Award for lighting dance; her work in that field includes pieces choreographed by Mikhail Baryshnikov, Jiří Kylián, Dana Reitz, Jerome Robbins, Paul Taylor, Twyla Tharp, and Dan Wagoner, among many others. Her work in the theatre has garnered a Joseph Jefferson Award, a Kudo, a Drama-Logue Award, two American Theatre Wing Awards, an Obie, two Drama Desk Awards, the first for The Cherry Orchard and For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide/When the Rainbow is Enuf; the second for Jerome Robbins’ Broadway, Waiting for Godot, and Long Day’s Journey into Night, and two Tonys for The Cherry Orchard and Jerome Robbins’ Broadway. Her work in opera includes Robert Wilson’s production of Parsifal at the Houston Grand Opera and Peter Sellar's production of Tannhauser for the Chicago Light Opera. In the fall of 1991 she directed a production of The Tempest at the Guthrie.

She has been an artistic associate with the American Repertory Theatre in Cambridge and the Goodman Theatre in Chicago. In 1982, she received the Creative Arts Award in Dance from Brandeis University. She held a Guggenheim Fellowship for the 1986-87 season and received the 1989 Commonwealth Award in Dramatic Arts. In 1991, she received a Dance Magazine Award. She has been a recipient of the National Endowment for the Arts Theater Program Distinguished Artist Award, and a grant in the National Theatre Artist Residency Program funded by the Pew Charitable Trusts. Miss Tipton also teaches lighting at the Yale University School of Drama.

Tipton’s lighting designs have been represented in American Ballet Theatre’s repertory since A Soldier’s Tale in 1971, and among her other lighting designs for the Company are Amnon V'Tamar, Bach Partita, Le Baiser de la Fée, Ballet Imperial, Brief Fling, Bruch Violin Concerto No. 1, Bum’s Rush, Don Quixote (Kitri’s Wedding), Eccentrique, Enough Said, Everlast, Field, Chair and Mountain, Gala Performance, Giselle, The Informer, Interludes, Intermezzo, In the Upper Room, The Leaves Are Fading, Mikhail Baryshnikov’s production of The Nutcracker, Alexei Ratmansky’s production of The Nutcracker, The Other, Push Comes to Shove, Raymonda: Grand Pas Hongrois, Sinatra Suite, Stravinsky Violin Concerto, Sunset, and Theatre.

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