Kristie Roldan has worked as a freelance theatrical designer and also with excellent lighting teams at Disney Imagineering, Visual Terrain, and Intensity Advisors.
From refurbishment projects at Disneyland for the 50th Anniversary celebration to the popular TED conference in Long Beach, Roldan uses her skills and talent to make any environment come alive for the audience.
She has worked on large projects such as local Emmy award winning productions in San Diego and Detroit as well as the spellbinding Ashes and Snow exhibit in Santa Monica.
Roldan’s theatrical designs have been seen on tour nationally as well as around the world in cities such as Vancouver, Seoul, and Warsaw.
She has designed and assisted for many theatre, opera and dance companies including: The Geffen Playhouse, the Los Angeles Philharmonic at Disney Hall, the Getty Center, Los Angeles Theater Center, Method Contemporary Dance, and Speak Theater Arts.
Roldan’s most recent theatrical work includes: the It Gets Better Tour, Fracture at the Ford Amphitheatre, and All Hail the Queen with Lesli Margherita.
Her theme park experience originates from her work with Disney Imagineering at Disneyland where she assisted in the refurbishment and upgrades to several attractions and shops for Disneyland’s 50th Anniversary celebration.
While working with lighting designer Jeff Ravitz, Roldan brought her theme park, theatrical, and live performance experience to projects such as the concert tours of Bruce Springsteen and Ringo Starr, numerous web broadcasts, television specials and DVDs including concerts for artists such as Arcade Fire, Fall Out Boy, Chris Cornell, Maroon 5, Crowded House, Rihanna, Smashing Pumpkins, Avril Lavigne, Sheryl Crow, and Jay-Z.
Roldan was honored as one of ETC’s LDI Student Sponsorship winners in 2003, and Entertainment Design’s Young Designers to Watch in 2005. In 2010 she was awarded a Bronze Telly for Best Lighting for John Legend: Live at the Greek Theatre UC Berkeley with Jeff Ravitz.
She received her BA from Brown University, and an MFA in Lighting Design from UCLA.
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