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Featured Experts: Performing Arts

  • Pianist & Vegan Advocate

    A pianist and harpsichordist, Joanne Kong’s performances have been praised by The Washington Post for “great finesse and flexibility.” Additionally, she is one of today’s most sought after and compelling veganism advocates. She is the author of If You’ve Ever Loved an Animal, Go Vegan and travels internationally promoting vegan lifestyles.

  • Costume Design

    An expert in costume design and construction, Johann Stegmeir has designed costumes for opera, theater, dance, feature films, and television all over the world. He collaborated with acclaimed director Bruce Beresford on costumes for the feature film, 'Peace, Love and Misunderstanding' and the television series ‘Mercy Street.’ Stegmeir can discuss the costume process from start to finish and how costume design differs by genre.

  • Lighting & Sound

    Maja White is an expert in performance lighting and sound. She is the resident lighting designer with the Chamber Dance Project in Washington, D.C. and has been lighting professionally since 1991. Maja works directly with choreographers and can speak to how lighting enhances the mood and the drama of the stage.

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