Roma Flowers

Associate Professor of Professional Practice
Classical & Contemporary Dance
Erma Lowe Hall 213 | 817-257-6074

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BFA, Lighting Design, Goodman School of Drama

Courses Taught

Dance Production
Dance Production Practicum
Lighting Design for Dance
The Camera In Dance

Areas of Focus

With 25 years+ experience in NYC’s vibrant dance scene as lighting designer, Prof. Flowers’ expertise provides students with a deep exposure to design and technical production as they relate to dance.

Roma Flowers, bringing over thirty year’s experience as lighting, projection, video designer and screendance filmmaker is a faculty member of Texas Christian University’s School for Classical & Contemporary Dance teaching courses in Dance Production, Lighting Design for Dance and Screendance.

She considers herself fortunate to have worked with such diverse artists in the field of theatre, dance and music such as the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, DanceExchange, Dark Circles Contemporary Dance, The Dance Theatre of Harlem, David Dorfman, Doug Elkins Dance Company, Jordan Fuchs Dance, The Joan Miller Dance Players, Lawrence “Butch” Morris, David Murray, Meshell N’degeocello, ODC San Francisco, Otrabanda, Shapiro & Smith, Urban Bush Women, Doug Varone and Dancers, Via Theatre and Kevin Wynn Dancers.

Her design work has been seen in New York in several dance venues including the Dance Theatre Workshop, The Kitchen, PS122, Dance Space Project at St. Marks, LaMaMa, the Joyce Theatre, Symphony Space and City Center as well as throughout the United States and Canada, Mexico, Brazil, the UK, continental Europe, Singapore, Hong Kong and Australia. Since relocating to Fort Worth, Texas in 2005, some of the productions she has designed include several of Hopestone Dance productions in Houston’s Wortham Arts Center, Fort Worth’s Jubilee Theatre’s productions of Cookin’ At the CookeryA Lesson Before Dying, and Crowns, Texas Woman’s University’s production of The Glass Menagerie, and the Out of the Loop Festival’s presentation of Sola:Women Dancing Women.

Roma is a recipient of the prestigious New York Dance and Performance Award (a.k.a. Bessie) for outstanding lighting design, the KOI-USA Knight of Illumination Award 2019 for her projection design for “A Bon Coeur”, created by master dance artist, Helanius J. Wilkins and was nominated for the Houston Press Lighting Design Award 2019 for The Catastrophic Theatre Company’s production of “TOAST”. Her recent screendance collaboration with Helanius J. Wilkins, “Dirt” was recently awarded Best Experimental film in both the New York World Film Festival and the Fine Arts Film Festival. Recently, Roma was a guest mentor for the 2021 Dance Camera West mentorship program and served as curator for the inaugural adjudicated Screendance category for the 2022 Denton Black Film Festival. She is a member of United Scenic Artists, local 829.

Her current visual explorations include interactive technology in dance. Selected examples of her work can be viewed at:

Roma Flowers — Visual Designer

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Dunning, Jennifer  “Lighting the Way Into A Sense Of Space.” New York Times: Arts and Leisure  Oct. 1997.

Tilles, Denise  “Downtown Diva.” Lighting Dimensions  Apr. 1991.

New York Dance & Perfromance Award (aka Bessie) [Lighting Design]

KOI_USA Knight of Illumination Award [Projection Design]

Best  Experimental Film New York World Film Festival [Film]

Best Experimental Film the Fine Arts Film Festival [Film]


United Scenic Artists Local 829