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About Anne E. McMills
Anne achieved her BFA degree in Theatre Design: Lighting from Millikin University in Decatur, Illinois, and her MFA degree in Lighting Design from Mason Gross School of the Arts at Rutgers University in New Brunswick, New Jersey. While pursuing her thesis research, Anne interned at the Royal Opera House at Covent Garden and the Lyric Theatre Hammersmith in London, England, as well as the Opéra de Lyon in Lyon, France in order to analyze the comparison between American, British, and European lighting design practices and technologies. See Anne's design portfolio at: www.annemcmillslighting.com.
Currently, Anne is the Head of Design at California State University, Los Angeles, and an adjunct faculty member at Cerritos College in Norwalk, California.
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