COLE JAMES ADAMS portrait
  • Production Director for Modern Dance and Ballet, School Of Dance
  • Lighting Designer for Modern Dance and Ballet, Modern Dance Department
  • Professor (Lecturer), School Of Dance

Creative Research

  • Lighting Design and Production Director - Les Fille Mal Gardee at the MCD Other, completed 02/07/2019.
  • Lighting Design - A Gentri Christmas at The Eccles Theater Other, completed 12/10/2018.
  • Lighting Design - The Lower Lights at Kingsbury Hall Other, completed 12/03/2018.
  • Lighting Design - SOD Graduate Concert at the MCD Other, completed 11/29/2018.
  • Lighting Design - Fall Ballet Showcase at the MCD Other, completed 11/29/2018.
  • Lighting Design and Production Director - Equality Utah Allies Dinner Salt Palace Grand Ballroom Other, completed 11/03/2018.
  • Lighting Design - PDC Fall at the MCD Other, completed 11/01/2018.
  • Lighting Design and Production Director - Modere Regional Conference in Dallas Other, completed 10/20/2018.
  • Lighting Design - Fall Utah Ballet at the MCD Other, completed 10/04/2018.
  • Lighting Design - Modere Regional Conference Minneapolis Other, completed 09/21/2018.
  • Lighting Design - Chess The Musical at the MCD Other, completed 09/14/2018.
  • Lighting Design - TEDx SLC at Kingsbury Hall Other, completed 09/08/2018.
  • Lighting Design - Grey Gardens - Lyric Rep Theater Logan Utah. Other, completed 07/26/2018.
  • Lighting Design - WGU at the Eccles Other, completed 07/26/2018.
  • Lighting Design - Now – ID – A Tonal Caress at the UMFA Other, completed 07/14/2018.
  • Lighting Design - Miss Utah at the Capitol Theatre 2018 Other, completed 06/16/2018.
  • Lighting Design and Production Direction - WGU Commencement - Thomas and Mack center Las Vegas Other, completed 06/02/2018.
  • Lighting Design and Producer - Modere Retail Sales Conference Orlando Other, completed 04/05/2018.
  • Lighting Design - SOD Gala 2018 at Kingsbury Hall - Featuring Mathew Neenan and Michele Wiles Other, completed 03/17/2018.
  • Piano Guys – Written in the Stars music video Other, completed 03/01/2018.
  • Lighting Design - Ballet Showcase Performance, completed 11/16/2017.
  • Lighting Design - Utah Ballet Fall Performance, completed 11/02/2017.
  • Lighting design and Producer for a music video for Nashville Tribute Band - Little Drummer Boy Media Arts, completed 11/01/2017.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vY-mcybYQd8
  • Lighting Design - PDC for the School of Dance Performance, completed 10/05/2017.
  • Lighting Design and Production Manager for Equality Utah : Revolution Q with Chelsea Handler Performance, completed 09/30/2017.
  • Lighting Design - Steel Pier - collaboration with Denny Berry of the Theater Dept. Performance, completed 08/18/2017.
  • Miss Utah 2017 at Capitol Theatre Performance, completed 06/14/2017.
  • Lighting Design - UVU Contemporary Dance Ensemble Performance, completed 03/30/2017.
  • Lighting Design and Production Manager - Gala Concert for the School of Dance Performance, completed 03/01/2017.
  • Lighting Design Utah Ballet 2 Spring Other, completed 02/18/2017.
  • Lighting Design - Production Direction for Utah Ballet II - A collection of 5 faculty and national choreographers presenting classical and contemporary work. Other, completed 02/02/2017.
  • Lighting Design - Installation - Sundance Institute in conjunction with SB Dance - 45 min lighting design of a sculpture during Sundance. Other, completed 01/27/2017.
    http://www.sbdance.com/lounge-at-the-rose/
  • Lighting Design - UVU Choreography Design Festival - Reagan Theater with Artistic Director Jackie College. designed six works from local and regional choreographers. Other, completed 01/26/2017.
  • Lighting Design - Production Director for Wine Theater Food fundraiser for SB Dance at Rose Wagner Jeanne Theater Other, completed 01/14/2017.
  • Lighting Design and Production Direction for NOW ID - The Notcracker at UMOCHA - Choreography by Charlotte Boye Christensen. Other, completed 12/16/2016.
  • Lighting Design for Tarot by the Penguin Lady @ Tanner Dance Studios. Choreography by Natosha Washington Other, completed 12/15/2016.
  • Lighting Design and Production Direction for Mountain West Ballet's The Nutcracker - Other, completed 12/08/2016.
  • Lighting Design for The Lower Lights @ Kingsbury Hall Other, completed 12/05/2016.
  • Lighting Design - Modern Graduate Concert - Designed for class of 2016-17 third year graduate choreographers. Other, completed 12/01/2016.
  • Lighting Design - Ballet Showcase - 15 undergraduate Choreographer from the U of U School of Dance at the Marriott Center for Dance Other, completed 11/17/2016.
  • Lighting Design - Performing Dance Company - Collection of Faculty and National Choreographers presenting work Other, completed 11/03/2016.
  • Lighting Design - Production Director for WOW - Nick Blaylock and Michael Crotty Choreographers at the Marriott Center for Dance Other, completed 10/28/2016.
  • Lighting Design and Creative Consultant - Everyday Rebel - Gloria Steinem. Equality Utah Allies Dinner Fundraiser. Other, completed 10/21/2016.
  • Lighting Design Adaptation/Consultant - Eccles Theater - Broadway at the Eccles Opening Night - U of U selection presented from Bring It On. Consulted with Show Lighting Director on needs for the U of U piece. Other, completed 10/21/2016.
  • Lighting Design - SB Dance All Saints Salon - Immersive Dance experience at the Rose Wagner Jeanne Theater Other, completed 10/21/2016.
  • Lighting Design and Production Director - Utah Ballet I at the Marriott Center for Dance Other, completed 10/06/2016.
  • Lighting Design - 2016 U of U College of Fine Arts Distinguished Alumni Concert - Other, completed 09/29/2016.
  • Lighting Design - Bring It On - The Musical. Director and choreographer Denny Berry. Interdepartmental collaboration with U of U dept. of Theater. Performance at Marriott Center for Dance Other, completed 09/15/2016.
  • Lighting Design - Tedx Salt Lake City 2016 - John Cole Production Manager Other, completed 09/15/2016.
  • Lighting Design - The Little Mermaid - Disney Musical for the Sandy Amphitheater Other, completed 08/04/2016.
  • Lighting Design - Now ID - Exodus. Design traveled to the Copenhagen Opera Festival in Denmark. Collaboration with Charlotte Boye Christensen, Nathan Webster, and the Figure Ensemble from Copenhagen Denmark. Other, completed 08/01/2016.
  • Lighting Design - Now ID - Exodus Performed at Marriott Center for Dance. Collaboration with Charlotte Boye Christensen, Nathan Webster, and the Figure Ensemble from Copenhagen Denmark. Other, completed 07/27/2016.
    https://vimeo.com/186474184
  • Lighting and Creative Consultant. CEO of ClearLamp LLC - provided full production - Clearlamp executes all aspects of the show, Live video, Sound, Lighting, LED Wall, and logistics. Uncharted Album - Special Home Show - New set and Lighting Design - Also filmed final 3rd of O.K. Music video at the live show. Clearlamp did the full production - Can be seen at 2:22 in the music video. Other, completed 07/16/2016.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5pBjopDymts
  • Lighting Design - ClearLamp LLC full production- The Redeemer featuring The Nashville Tribute Band, David Archuleta, Alex Boye, Dan Truman and Marie Osmond. Tour in progress - First date in Nampa Idaho July 9 2016 - future plans for show to tour the US. Live video, Sound, LED Wall, Scenic, Lighting, and touring logistics. Other, in progress 07/09/2016.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cZQgGKVz5lg
  • Concert Lighting Design - Arrival - The Music of ABBA - I do this show once per year when the artists fly in from Sweden. Presented by the Sandy Ampitheatre Other, completed 07/01/2016.
  • Lighting Design - The Final Hours - choreography by Monica Cambell - at Sugar Space Other, completed 03/24/2016.
  • Lighting Design - Expansion Dance Company - Artistic Director Travis Lake performed at The Rose Wagner Blackbox Other, completed 03/22/2016.
  • Lighting Design Utah Ballet III - Marriott Center for Dance - U of U faculty chorepgraphers Other, completed 03/10/2016.
  • Lighting Design and Production Director - Performing Dance Company Spring 2016 - Collection of Faculty and National Choreographers Other, completed 02/19/2016.
  • Ballet Ensemble/ UB2 - Lighting Designer and Production Director Performance, completed 02/11/2016.
  • Lighting Design - Utah Ballet II - Collection of Faculty and National Choreographers Other, completed 02/04/2016.
  • Lighting Design - UVU Synergy - Reagan Theater Performance, completed 01/21/2016.
  • UVU Synergy - Lighting Designer for Student Works at Reagan Theater Performance, completed 01/20/2016.
  • Lighting and Creative consultant - CEO of Clearlamp LLC - 2016 Piano Guys Live Tour - 50 dates across the U.S.A - Clearlamp executes all aspects of the show, Live video, Sound, Lighting, LED Wall, and touring logistics. Uncharted Album - Continued into 2017 Other, completed 01/01/2016.
    https://thepianoguys.com/tour/
  • Piano Guys Live 2016 - Design and Production Consultant for new tour 2016. Performance, in progress 12/15/2015.
  • The Nutcracker - Redesigned the project for the new Mount Jordan theater. Mountain West Ballet. Performance, completed 12/11/2015.
  • Ballet Showcase - Lighting Designer and Production Director for student work concert Performance, completed 12/03/2015.
  • Abby Andersen - Lighting, Video and Scenic designer: Production consultant for new tour out of Nashville. Design in progress; realization expected summer 2016. Performance, in progress 12/01/2015.
  • UVU Contemporary Dance Ensemble - Lighting Designer - Reagan theater Performance, completed 11/19/2015.
  • Modern Graduate Thesis Concert - Director of Production, mentor for graduate students doing lighting design. Performance, completed 11/19/2015.
  • Marie Osmond and Nashville Tribute Band - Lighting designer, Production director. New tour for both artists called The Redeemer. Project in design phase and slated for 1st performance in july 2016. Full tour production including lighting, Imag, created video content, staging and Led Wall. Performance, in progress 11/17/2015.
  • Music Video - Designed scenic and lighting for William Joseph's music video - Twist featuring Tina Guo and Caroline Campbell. Scheduled for release in Feb-March 2016. Media Arts, completed 11/13/2015.
  • Studio 54 - Fundraiser for Pride Center and Center for Homeless youth. Co-coodinated and designed event. Raised $7000 for Homeless youth. Performance, completed 10/31/2015.
  • SB Dance - All Saints Salon. Lighting design and Production coordination for new immersive show. Rose Wagner Complex Performance, completed 10/30/2015.
  • Utah Ballet Fall 2015 - Lighting Designer and Production Director Performance, completed 10/29/2015.
  • Piano Guys Live at Tuacahn - Design and Production coordination for two sold out performances. Performance, completed 10/22/2015.
  • Into the Woods - Designed lighting for inaugural performance of the new Mount Jordan Theater. Sandy Arts Guild. Directed by Laura Bedore. Performance, completed 10/09/2015.
  • PDC Fall - Lighting Designer and Production Director for Faculty Concert Performance, completed 10/09/2015.
  • 2015 Allies Dinner - A Queer New World - Featuring Tyler Glenn. Designed and Co-Coodinated production. Performance, completed 10/03/2015.
  • U of U Distinguished Alumni Assembly - Designed Lighting and Co-Coodinated production for event. Performance, completed 10/01/2015.
  • Now Id Fundraiser - Designed and Coordinated all production elements - Addicted Behavior motor shop. Dance and Performance art event. Performance, completed 09/26/2015.
  • Ted X - Designed lighting and Co-Coordinated production for Tedx SLC. Performance, completed 09/19/2015.
  • American Idiot - Lighting Designer - Worked with Denny Berry and Gage Williams to bring the Theater Dept. to the MCD for the first time. Interdepartmental Collaboration included a successful and nearly sold out two weeks of performances. Performance, completed 09/18/2015.
  • Shrek the Musical - Designed lighting for Sandy City Arts Guild at the Sandy Amphitheater. Performance, completed 08/07/2015.
  • Now ID - NOWhere - Lighting Designer, Production Director, Collaborator - Theatrical Dance performance at Libby Gardner Hall under direction of Charlotte Boye-Christensen. Performance, completed 07/17/2015.
  • Kurt Bestor - Evening at the Movies - Lighting Designer - Concert evening of works arranged and conducted by Kurt Bestor. Performance, completed 07/14/2015.
  • Arrival - Designed Lighting for touring group doing the songs of ABBA. Lighting design. Performance, completed 07/11/2015.
  • Taylor Dayne - Lighting Design for one off. Sandy Amphitheater. Performance, completed 07/10/2015.
  • Ryan Shupe and at the Rubber Band - Lighting Design for one off. Sandy Ampitheater Performance, completed 06/05/2015.
  • Hillcrest Dance Company - Lighting Designer and mentor for student choreographers. Performance, completed 04/23/2015.
  • Modern Senior Concerts - Production Director and mentor for student choreographers and lighting design students. Performance, completed 04/16/2015.
  • Utah Ballet - Design and Production Direction for U of U Ballet Depts Cinderella at Kingsbury Hall. Performance, completed 04/03/2015.
  • Underground Dance Company - Local Company doing contemporary and hip/hop dance. Performance, completed 03/27/2015.
  • PDC Spring 2015 - Designed lighting for Faculty Concert. Performance, completed 03/12/2015.
  • Ballet Showcase - Lighting Designer and Production Director for Student work concert Performance, completed 02/19/2015.
  • Synergy Dance Company - UVU - Lighting Design Performance, completed 01/22/2015.
  • Piano Guys LIVE - National And International touring for 2014/2015 Performance, in progress 01/01/2015.
  • Piano Guys Christmas tour - Seattle, Phoenix, SLC at Energy Solutions Arena - Lighting design Performance, completed 12/20/2014.
  • U of U modern Graduate Concert - Lighting Designer, Mentor, Production Director Performance, completed 12/04/2014.
  • Mountain West Ballet - The Nutcracker - Lighting Design and Production Director Performance, completed 12/01/2014.
  • U of U Ballet Ensemble - Labayadere Performance, completed 12/01/2014.
  • U of U Utah Ballet - Lighting Designer - Production Director Performance, completed 11/13/2014.
  • U of U PDC Fall Concert - Lighting Designer - Production Director Performance, completed 10/24/2014.
  • U of U Ballet Showcase - Lighting Designer - Production Director - Mentor Performance, completed 10/02/2014.
  • Distinguished Alumni Assemble at Kingsbury Hall Performance, completed 10/02/2014.
  • MoFO Dance Company - Lighting Designer Performance, completed 09/19/2014.
  • Footloose The Musical - Sandy Arts Guild - Lighting Designer Performance, completed 08/08/2014.
  • Arrival - The Music of ABBA - Lighting Designer Performance, completed 07/25/2014.
  • Miss Utah at Capital Theater - Lighting Designer Performance, completed 06/18/2014.
  • Now ID - FEAST - Performance at Saltair - Lighting Designer and Stage Manager Performance, completed 05/24/2014.
  • Utah Ballet - Coppelia - Lighting designer and Production Director Performance, completed 04/10/2014.
  • Ririe Woodbury 50th Anniversary Gala - Stage Manager Performance, completed 03/29/2014.
  • UVU Spectrum - Dance Concert - Lighting Designer Performance, completed 03/20/2014.
  • U of U PDC Dance Spring Concert - Guest Andrea Miller Performance, completed 02/27/2014.
  • Underground Dance Project - Lighting Designer Performance, completed 02/21/2014.
  • Jazz Vespars 25th Anniversary at the Rose Wagner - Lighting Designer Performance, completed 02/09/2014.
  • U of U Ballet Showcase - Lighting Designer and Production Director Performance, completed 02/06/2014.
  • UVU - Contemporary Dance Ensemble - Lighting Designer Performance, completed 01/30/2014.
  • Cover of Pollstar Magazine from Piano Guys Christmas Concert Dec 21st 2013 Other, completed 01/01/2014.
  • Production Director and Designer for Mountain West Ballets Production of The Nutcracker Curatorial/Production, completed 12/2011.
  • Production Director and Lighting Designer for Modern Graduate Production - University of Utah Modern Dance dept. Curatorial/Production, completed 11/2011.
  • Production Director and Lighting Designer - Utah Ballet Fall 2011 Curatorial/Production, completed 11/2011.
  • Lighting Designer for UVU's Synergy Dance - Fall Concert 2011 Curatorial/Production, completed 10/2011.
  • Lighting Designer for UVU's Repertory Dance Ensemble - Fall Concert 2011 Curatorial/Production, completed 10/2011.
  • Production Director and Lighting Designer - University of Utah Ballet Showcase Fall 2011 Curatorial/Production, completed 09/2011.
  • Lighting Designer for DANCING UNDER THE STARS - Scera outdoor theatre Curatorial/Production, completed 08/2011.
  • Lighting Designer for THE FANTASTICS, Egyptian Theatre Company. Curatorial/Production, completed 08/2011.
  • Lighting Designer for MISS UTAH 2011 - Capitol Theatre Curatorial/Production, completed 07/2011.
  • Lighting designer for HAIRSPRAY - Sandy Arts Guild Curatorial/Production, completed 07/2011.
  • Resident lighting designer for summer 2011 concert series at the Sandy Amphitheater Curatorial/Production, completed 05/2011.
  • Lighting designer / Production director for U of U Ballet graduate show - Visions - 2011 Curatorial/Production, completed 04/2011.
  • Lighting Designer for UVU's Repertory Dance Ensemble - Spring Concert 2011 Curatorial/Production, completed 04/2011.
  • Production Director and Lighting Designer for Utah Ballet Spring 2011 at Kingsbury Hall - featuring the world premier of Rissig by Rick Tija - collaborative design Curatorial/Production, completed 04/2011.
  • Lighting Designer and Production Director for PDC - featuring guest work by Andrea Miller Curatorial/Production, completed 04/2011.
  • Artistic Advisor - Ballet Senior Concert Other, completed 04/2011.
  • Lighting Designer and Production Director for Ririe Woodbuy's annual fundraiser THE CABARET OF FOOLS - 2011 Curatorial/Production, completed 03/2011.
  • UVU - Contemporary Dance Ensemble - Unbound spring concert Curatorial/Production, completed 03/2011.
  • Production Director / Mentor - Modern Senior Concerts and U of U spring 2011 Curatorial/Production, completed 03/2011.
  • Production DIrector and Lighting Deisgner for U of U Ballet Ensemble 2011 winter performance Curatorial/Production, completed 02/2011.
  • Production director and Lighting Designer - U of U Ballet Showcase II Curatorial/Production, completed 01/2011.
  • Lighting Director - 2010 Govenor's Gala: American Heritage. Lavish performance and The Grand America hotel involving 50 performers, a 30 piece orchestra, large dance sequences, and vocals by local talent. The entire stage, lighting and sound rigs, and large scenic elements are all assembled to create a theatre. Performance, completed 09/18/2010.
  • Lighting deisgn for Utah Ballet Spring 2010 Performance, in progress 2010.
  • Lighting design for fall Utah Ballet Performance, completed 2009.
  • Lighting Design for PDC fall 2009 Performance, completed 2009.
  • Lighting design: No Fixed Points – Contemporary Dance Ensemble Utah Valley University Performance, completed 2009.
  • Lighting Design: Roundup (World Premier) Utah Contemporary Theatre Performance, completed 2009.
  • Lighting design:• Helios : (Aerial dance company from San Francisco) Produced by Bow and Sparrow Performance, completed 2009.
  • Lighting Design: Cabaret of Fools for Ririe Woodbury Dance Co. Performance, completed 2009.
  • Lighting design for Utah Ballet spring 2009 Performance, completed 2009.
  • Lighting Design: High School Musical 2 : Tuacahn Center for the Arts Performance, completed 2009.
  • Lighting Design: Evolutions of Dance : VIBE dance co Performance, completed 2009.
  • Lighting Design and Production Director: THE NUTCRACKER for Mountain West Ballet Performance, completed 2009.
  • Lighting Design: Thoroughly Modern Millie for the SCERA Center for the Arts Performance, completed 2009.
  • Lighting Design and creative consultant for 2009 Govenors Gala Moonstuck (Gov. Gary Herbert) at the Grand Ballroom in the Salt Palace Performance, completed 2009.
  • Lighting Design and Production Director for MOVE : VIBE Dance Performance, completed 2009.
  • Lighting Design: Suessical THE MUSICAL : Sandy Arts Guild Performance, completed 2009.

Presentations

  • UACTT at UVU - Three presentations on lighting design for Utah theater educators. 1:Lighting Basics for Secondary Education, 2:Creating and Implementing a Basic Light Plot, 3:Lighting Design for Plays, Musicals and Dance. Presentation, Presented, 07/29/2013.