Cassie Barnes

Theatrical Lighting Design

Bay Area Lighting Designer for dance and theatrical performances

  Cassie Barnes has been involved in technical theatre for the last 10 years, but it was under the instruction of Joan Arhelger at San Francisco State University that her passion for lighting design was born. After graduating from SFSU, where she studied Theatre Arts and Women and Gender Studies, she began her freelance career. Cassie does lighting design all across the greater Bay Area for a variety of companies including the San Francisco Conservatory of Music, Breadbox, Bay Area Children's Theatre, Peninsula Youth Theatre, Wiley West Productions, and Golden Thread Productions. Although she got her start in theatre, she has since expanded her career to include dance productions, which have led her to work with Applegate Dance Company, Bayer Ballet, Ledoh with Salt Farm, Joe Orrach, and Meredith Webster.