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jeff ridenour  Jeff Ridenour, Scenic Designer
Jeff Ridenour (Scenic Designer/ Charge Scenic Artist) is based in NYC originally from Texas. Jeff received his M.F.A. from the University of Missouri-Kansas City under the mentorship of John Ezell. Since graduating, Jeff has designed Cendrillon, Little Women, Die Zauberflöte, Suor Angelica/ Gianni Schicchi (UMKC Opera), Hansel & Gretel (Nightingale Opera), La boheme and La Cenerentola (Bar Harbor Music Festival), La Traviata (Finger Lakes Opera) and Elvis Costello’s The Juliet Letters (Lyric Opera of Kansas City) with his creative partner and director, Fenlon Lamb. Jeff is thrilled to be returning to Nightingale after last designing The Elixir of Love with director Marla Berg and costumer Maureen Thomas. In addition to opera, Jeff has also designed Afflicted (Coterie Theatre), Seminar (Unicorn Theatre), Auntie Mame’d (KC Artists Against AIDS), Cabaret as a guest designer/instructor for Austin College, A Murder is Announced (Arrow Rock Lyceum), and as the Asst. Scenic Designer/ Props Designer for A Christmas Carol (Arrow Rock Lyceum 2014-16 seasons). Since moving to NYC,  Jeff has been the Charge Scenic Artist for Encompass New Opera Theatre and has studio assisted influential designers including George Tsypin on Manon Lescaut (St. Petersburg & Berlin) and the Sochi Olympics Exhibition (Moscow), Derek McLane on Gigi (Kennedy Center/Bway) and in 2015 was the Asst. Set Designer to Alain Vaes for the new annual production of The Nutcracker (Kansas City Ballet). Jeff has also been the Lead Exhibit Designer for the Childrens' Museum of the Treasure Coast (Florida) educational tour with AST Exhibits.

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