Hina Nishioka
Pronoun: She / her
Japanese Canadian Lighting Designer, Programmer, Technician

Photographer: Derek Pedersson

   Hina is a lighting designer based in Vancouver and Victoria (BC). She is currently in Vancouver, but she is willing to work anywhere in the world where the art takes her to. 
   Her selected past works as a lighting designer in theatre, dance and music include, Yaga directed by Roy Surette (Touchstone Theatre), Blue Stockings directed by Jamie King (Studio 58) and Kwê by Jeanette Kotowich
She has assisted lighting designers for Harlem Duet lighting design by Sophie Tang (Bard on the Beach), Bad Parent lighting deisgned bu Gerald King (Vancouver Asian Canadian Theatre), Wabi Sabi lighting designed by Gerald King (Kokoro Dance) and Othello lighting designed by Michael Whitfield (Phoenix Theatre at UVic). 
   As a lighting board programmer, she is able to program and operate on ETC Eos family consoles as well as MA Lighting GrandMA2 and 3. Highlights of her past works include: lighting board operator for films and TV shows (click here for details), music and live events (see resume for more), and Victoria Fringe Festival 2019 (Venue technician). As a member of I.A.T.S.E. Local 168 and Local 891, she works on a variety of entertainment scenes as a technician and a lighting board programmer. 
   She received a BFA Theatre from the University of Victoria (2020) where she discovered and practiced lighting design, as well as electrician and assistant technical director.
Currently in Production of...

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Monster High: Worth Something
[Lighting board operator]
Award
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2022 Vancouver International Dance Festival Larisa Fayad Memorial Award 

Traditional Territory Acknowledgement:
I would like to share my acknowledgement that I live and work on the traditional
, ancestral and unceded territory of Lək̓ʷəŋən (Lkwungen) peoples, also known as Esquimalt, Songhees and W̱SÁNEĆ (​​​​​​​Wsanec) communities, as well as the Coast Salish peoples, also known as Sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish), Stó:lō and Səl̓ílwətaʔ/Selilwitulh (Tsleil-Waututh) and xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam) Nations. 
I, as an immigrant, am thankful that I am welcomed to live and work on this beautiful land called Canada.
Reference: 
Indigenous Respective Society  - Territorial Acknowledgement
Native Governance Center - A guide to Indigenous land acknowledgement
Songhees Nation - Lək̓ʷəŋən Traditional Territoty
YMCA Metro Vancouver - Why Do We Do Land Acknowledgement
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