• Zhanna Gurvich •
|Position:||Adjunct Professor of Design|
Zhanna Gurvich is an award winning designer and painter who has designed dozens of productions for theatre, dance, opera, and film at venues such as the Brooklyn Academy of Music, the Joyce Theatre, Chautauqua Opera, and the Juilliard Theatre. Zhanna’s favorite designs include: Radiance for Axial Theatre Co.; Hello and Goodbye for Rattlestick Theatre; Ladies in Retirement and Chaos Theory for Pulse Ensemble Theatre; The Most Dangerous Room in the House for The Susan Marshall Dance Company; Tears for Violetta and Tierra del Nadie for Ballet Hispanico; The Seagull, Man and Superman and Three Sisters for Juilliard; In the Air and La Llorona for Stageplays Theatre; Hansel and Gretel for Chautauqua Opera; Ping Pong Diplomacy, Havana Bourgeoisie, and Billboard for Reverie Productions; and Luck for Epic Rep. Ms. Gurvich received an HOLA Award for Outstanding Set Design for her work on La Llorona.
Ms Gurvich has painted for Scenic Art Studios, Goodspeed Opera House, Virginia Opera, Dallas Theatre Center, Mannes Opera, and The Mint Theatre Company, including critically acclaimed portraits for Mary Broome and mural for Black Snow. A number of Ms Gurvich’s paintings are held in private collections.
Ms Gurvich is a member of United Scenic Artists Local 829 and holds a BFA in studio art from Clark University as well as an MFA in stage design from Southern Methodist University, with a concentration in scenery and lighting design.