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Ben Tusher

Director of Production & Operations

Ben Tusher joined The Wooden Floor in 2002 and as the Director of Production and Operations for the organization has created lighting and scenic designs for dozens of dances presented by the organization since 2003, working with noted choreographers including David Dorfman, Seán Curran, Mark Haim, Nami Yamamoto, Sally Silvers, John Heginbotham, Chris Yon, and Donald McKayle. Additionally, he directs the physical operation of The Wooden Floor’s 21,000 square foot campus and 4,000 square foot annex at The Depot. Ben’s work as a designer has been seen throughout United States, Europe, and Asia for the last twenty-five years and, as an enthusiastic and committed proponent of arts education, he has enjoyed teaching and designing productions at universities throughout Southern California, including UC Riverside where he has been both a Visiting Assistant Professor and Artist-in-Residence. Ben holds a Master of Fine Arts in Drama from UC Irvine, with an emphasis in Lighting Design.