Adam received a MFA in Theatrical Design from the University of Texas at Austin, and a BA from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst. He worked as a Professor and Lighting Designer for Virginia Commonwealth University’s Department of Dance and Choreography for three years. He is currently a Professor and Lighting Designer for the University of North Texas. In addition to his work with the Latin Ballet of Virginia, he is also the Director of Production for Amaranth Contemporary Dance, and lighting designer for KDance. Previously, Adam was the resident lighting designer for One World Theatre in Austin, TX, for a variety of groups including The Cowboy Junkies, Little Feat, Jerry Jeff Walker, Stars of Maximum Dance, Tangokenisis, Dancescapes, and other opera, musical, and dance groups He has had the opportunity to design for companies as SilverStar Entertainment, River City Pops, University of Scranton, Wings Theater, The Dysfunctional Players, Charisma Modern Dance, Sharir + Bustamante Danceworks, Dim Sum Dance, Chris Burnside and Dancers, and Ground Zero Dance Company. Adam has had the privilege to have designed for renowned choreographers as Daniel Gwirtzman, Jawole Zollar, Robert Battle, Tania Isaacs, Heidi Weiss, Misha Bosma, Donald McCayle, and a restaging of Jose Limon. In addition to his design work, he has previously been a high school teacher, and led workshops on conventional and intelligent lighting in the United Kingdom, Mexico, and Costa Rica.