Russell Sandifer (Lighting Designer) is co-chairperson and professor of the School of Dance at Florida State University. Outside of Florida State, Russell continues to design lighting for The Suzanne Farrell Ballet since 2001, and on occasion for Urban Bush Women since 1998. He also designed lighting for Seaside Music Theater from 1984 until it closed in 2008. In his professional career Russell has designed lighting for well over seventeen hundred dance works, eighty-five musicals, eight operas and a handful of plays. These works have been presented across the United States, South America and Europe.