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Sonia M. Pasqual
M.L.S Rollins College, Orlando, FL
B.A Theatre & Visual Arts, Fordham University Lincoln Center, New York, N.Y, 2001
A.S Theatre Technology, Valencia Community College, Orlando, FL, 1998



Live Show Production / Stage Lighting Designer / College Educator




    CURRENT EMPLOYMENT:
    - Tenure Track Professor of Entertainment Design and Technology at Valencia College, Orlando, FL, Fall 2015.
    Lighting Design, Intro to Stage Lighting, Creative Design for Theater, Survey of Entertainment Technology, Makeup for the Stage, Basic Stagecraft, and Technical Theatre Production.

    - Circle Theatre Company, Lighting Designer and Lighting Programmer. Circle Theatre

    RECENT PAST:
    - Adjunct Instructor, Entertainment Design and Technology program, Spring 2014 - Summer 2015.

    - Blue Venue Technician for Orlando Fringe Festival 2015, "Butt Kapinski" won venue award.

    - Video Tech Services - Audio, Video, & Lighting technician (Seattle, WA & Portland, OR)

    - IATSE union local 15 Member - Lighting, Carpentry & A/V tech (Seattle, WA)

    - Lighting, Programmer & Stage Manager trainer for Olympic Performance Group & Bainbridge Ballet, Bainbridge Island, WA.

    - Assistant Technical Director at Bainbridge Performing Arts, Bainbridge Island, Washington

    - Gaffer, NBC Universal's T.V series, GRIMM, Pre-Production crew, Portland, Oregon, 2011

    - Adjunct Instructor, Entertainment Design and Technology program at Valencia College, Orlando, Florida, June 2011 - Fall 2007.
    Classes: Introduction to Stage Lighting, Creative Design for Theatre, Lighting Design for Live Entertainment, Survey of Entertainment Technology and Basic Stagecraft. Facilitates 2-4 classes per semester, students going into Film, Music Production, Stage (tech or design) and Digital Media. My Developmental Teaching Website for my students:
    It's All About the Light a website I have encouraged them to use for added information.

    Valencia College website: Valencia College Vitae

    - Lighting Director, Trinity Preparatory School Auditorium, Winter Park, Florida.

    - Lighting Designer, The School of Performing Arts, Ballet South, Maitland, Florida.



    Skills in Live Show Production - Technical Theatre

  • Carpentry, Stage Electrician, Non- AEA Stage Manager, AV tech, Audio tech and Lighting programmer (ETC, Strand, GrandMA 2 and Hog).
  • Lighting Designer & Programmer: Theatre, Theme Parks, Opera, Houses of Worship, Corporate and Dance +15 years
  • Consultant knowledge in automated, programming, permanent and temporary installations for events and spaces for performances.
  • Stage Manager 15 years experience, run straight plays and musical for young kids and adults.
  • Lighting Designer on Walt Disney World Lighting Global Bench 2005
  • Production Planner for Walt Disney World Entertainment 2006
  • Lighting Instructor for Lighting the Disney Way 2005
  • Organized, Fast Learner, Clear Communicator, People person, Computer Skills and Meticulous eye for details.

"I strive to do the best I can, in the environment I am in, with a great attitude, that no matter what, everything will be just fine." ~Sonia Pasqual

Welcome to Sonia's online portfolio, she has created this site since 2000 to showcase her skills, creativity and what she loves do and share with others. The students she teaches at Valencia, careers are focused in Entertainment and Design Technology, Film Production, Music Production or Digital Media. Her years of experience is in a little bit of every part of a production associated with live entertainment makes her a well rounded person and teacher. Sonia has been a theatre-goer, tv, and film since the age of 13, first she began as a performer and worked on the technical and production aspects of the show. Then she branched quickly in to technical side by doing spotlight and electrics, lucky for her, her high school had a theatre where touring shows visited and she built much experience shadowing and working on these shows. By the time she had graduate high school Flagler Palm Coast High School, Bunnell, FL her resume had seventy-five productions which spanned school and visiting tour companies experience. This set the path for her to get hired on at Universal Studios in 1997 while being a full time student at Valencia Community Collge.

Sonia's main growth as a Entertainment Lighting Designer began in New York while working at the Swedish Cottage Marionette Theatre in Central Park, various art studios, Blue Heron Arts Center, Fordham University Lincoln Center blackbox and whitebox studio. Upon her return to Florida in August 2001, she freelance designed all over the state. In the summer of 2004 she decided to pursue Walt Disney World Entertainment. Working at Magic Kingdom as a pyro-technician and stage tech. She transfered 6 months later to Downtown Disney Pleasure Island to focus on club lighting, camera operator and pyrotechnics. As a Disney cast member, Sonia has had the privilege to teach Lighting the Disney Way which is basic lighting and electrical information provide to managers and technicians who are in other areas expertise. She was on the Lighting Design Global Bench and worked in the following clubs: BET Soundstage, Mannequins, West End Stage, 8 Trax and Rock and Roll Beach Club. Before leaving as a full time cast member Sonia had the opportunity to be a Temp Production Planner for Downtown Disney, Boardwalk, Resorts and the Marketplace. This allowed her to work with budgets, assigning crews, grand opening of restaurants and stores, redesign of WDW property stages, venues and live shows focusing in lighting and safety procedures, working along side a great design team to create special events. Her recent status was as the Assistant Technical Director at a professional theatre in Washington, before that Sonia was an adjunct instructor for 5 consecutive years. Has over 18 years as a Freelance Lighting & Set designer, programmer, AV tech, Carpenter, Electrician, Stage Manager and Production Planner.

Thank you for visiting this website, feel free to contact Sonia by phone or email for all inquiries.




Email: spdesigntech@yahoo.com
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