...and while it makes for a great icebreaker, it's notoriously tricky - even for us Icelanders! But don't worry, everyone calls me Fiffi.
Thanks for taking the time to get to know me. I live in London and design lighting for live performance (e.g. theatre, dance, opera), events, fashion, buildings etc and occasionally programme for other lighting designers. I also get involved on other levels (produce, conceive, organise), but visual design and -dramaturgy are my speciality. I am also a theatre consultant, now in freelance capacity but previously at Theatre Projects Consultants, working with architects, engineers and other clients to design some of the world's greatest performance buildings.
My studies include Performance lighting design at the Central School of Speech and Drama (B.A. Hons 2009) and Performance design and practice at Central St. Martin's College of Arts and Design (M.A. 2013). These, along with my work, have taken me to various places; around the UK and Ireland, to Iceland, around Europe, to India, Bermuda, Italy and New York. Furthermore Theatre Projects' work covers the world; over 1300 venues in over 60 countries in over 50 years of history. Combined they make for a diverse experience, in life and work.
In education, I have mentored B.A. students at the Central School of Speech and Drama, Guildford School of Acting, Arts University Bournemouth Mountview Academy of Theatre Arts and Central St. Martins, held workshops on lighting design in Iceland and taught Vectorworks to lighting departments and individuals. I also actively engage in conferences, panel discussions and other platforms.
Outside of my career in performance I have lead various groups, from drama clubs and festivals in college, to the Icelandic Youth Association's Youth Council and the Icelandic Society in London. I have also participated in and lead various youth work.
Don't hesitate to get in touch if you want to, whether you're a student, professional or simply interested in lighting. I would love to hear from you.
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