Hina Nishioka
Pronouns: She / her
Japanese Canadian Lighting Designer, Programmer, Operator

Photographer: Derek Pedersson

   Hina is a lighting designer based in lower mainland (BC), but she is willing to work anywhere in the world where the art takes her to. 
   As a lighting designer, her goal on each project is to support telling the story of the production with the magic of lights. 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 at companies includes Vancouver Opera, Bard on the Beach Shakespeare Theatre Festival, Vancouver Asian Canadian Theatre, the Arts Club Theatre, Ne.Sans Opera, and Kokoro Dance
   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 series (click here for details), Vancouver Folk Music Festival 2023 and music and live events (see resume for more). 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.
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 a landed immigrant, am thankful that I am welcomed to live and work on this beautiful land called Canada.

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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