Chad R. Jung

Assistant Professor of Professional Practice in Dance Lighting Design and Production
Classical & Contemporary Dance
Erma Lowe Hall | 817-257-7615


BFA,Theatre with Lighting Design emphasis, Texas Christian University

Master Class Training:
“Broadway Lighting Master Class” with Jules Fisher, Ken Billington, Don Holder etc.
“Color in Stage Lighting” with Richard Pilbrow
“Modern Trends in Theatre: TCU in London” With Dr. Forrest Newlin & LaLonnie Lehman
“Stage Management” with Beth Hardwick of Ignition Creative Group
“ETC Console Training” Level 1: Essentials, Level 2: Enhanced Skills, Level 3: Expert Topics
“LDI Professional Attendance and Training”, Conference Attendee at multiple Live Design International conferences

Courses Taught

Dance Production
Dance Production Practicum I
Dance Production Practicum II
Lighting Design for Dance

Areas of Focus

Lighting Design for Dance, Opera, Music, & Theatre; Theatrical Production Design & Management; Theatrical Consulting and Infrastructure Planning for Arts Non-Profits and Live Performance Venues, Children’s Theatre.

A native of Fort Worth, Chad began his career on tour with Bruce Wood, and recreated lighting for his mentor Tony Tucci in collaboration with companies all over the country including Ballet Austin and Washington Ballet at the Kennedy Center.  His most recent dance World Premiers include Papagayos for NYC’s Ballet Hispanico at The City Center, Sombreristas by Boca Tuya in Medellín, Colombia, and Ben Stevenson’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream for Texas Ballet Theatre.  As resident designer for Fort Worth Opera, Chad has designed numerous operas over the past 20 years, including the World Premiere of JFK.  Opera credits include designs in Atlanta, Austin, Dallas, Milwaukee, Palm Beach, San Antonio, Seattle, Tampa, and internationally for Opéra de Montréal, and Opera Australia at the iconic Sydney Opera House.  Locally, Chad is also a founding member of Amphibian Stage and the Resident Designer for Kids Who Care Inc, where he is devoted to mentoring young leaders and artists in making positive change in world.

Dance Lighting Design:

Ballet Austin

Ballet Hispanico

Boya Tuya

Bruce Wood Dance Lighting Director (2002-2007)

Caroline Calouce & Co

Contemporary Dance/Ft Worth

Dallas Black Dance Theatre

Dance Council of North Texas

Metropolitan Classical Ballet

Texas Ballet Theatre


Higher Education/Secondary Education Lighting Design:

All Saints Episcopal School

Fort Worth Academy of Fine Arts

UNT Opera


Opera Lighting Design:

Austin Opera

Atlanta Opera

Dallas Opera

Fort Worth Opera Lighting Director (2002-2023)

Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra

Florentine Opera

Minnesota Opera

Opera Australia

Opera de Montreal

Opera Tampa

Opera San Antonio

Palm Beach Opera


Production Design/Management:

Amphibian Stage Productions

KWC Performing Arts


Projection Design:

All Saints Episcopal School

Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra

KWC Performing Arts

Opera Australia

The Modern Art Museum


Theatre Lighting Design:

All Saints Episcopal School

Amphibian Stage Founding Member, Resident Lighting Designer 2000-2011

Casa Mañana

KWC Performing Arts Resident Lighting Designer 1996-Present)

Festival of Russian Drama

Fort Worth Academy of Fine Arts

Long Center for Performing Arts

Mighty Mojo Productions

NYC Fringe Festival


Symphony Lighting Design:

Austin Symphony Orchestra

Dallas Symphony Orchestra

Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra

San Antonio Symphony


Other Lighting Design:

Austin Lyric Opera, Austin Symphony, Ballet Austin

Musicbed & Filmsupply

Ballet San Antonio, San Antonio Symphony, The Opera San Antonio



Dallas Museum of Art: Nabucco Collaboration with Artists Frances Bagley and Tom Orr

Public Art: TCU Avenue of Night Outdoor Architectural Project

National Cowgirl Hall of Fame: Paniolo Exhibit Lighting

TCU Moudy Building: Guerrila Lighting Architectural Art Exhibit


Live Music:

Asleep at the Wheel

Chris Botti

Sonny Burgess

Drew Holcomb & The Neighbors

Sara Hickman

Lyle Lovett

Willie Nelson

Trout Fishing in America

Danny Wright


Sound Design:

Amphibian Stage Productions

KWC Performing Arts

Texas Christian University


Assistant Lighting Design:

I am very proud to have assisted on 100+ productions with lighting designers including Marie Barrett, Ken Billington (Tony winner), Nicholas Cavallaro, Norman Coates, Marcus Dilliard, Don Holder (Tony winner), Helena Kuukka, & Tony Tucci.

1999-2003 Unites States Institute for Theatre Technology National Member

1999-2002 United States Institute for Theatre Technology TCU Chapter; Chair