University of Wyoming  Department of Theatre and Dance Lecturer Sharon Huizinga has been nominated for one of Live Design magazine's Excellence in Design awards.

The nomination is for her lighting design work on last fall’s UW production of "From the Ashes:  A Cinderella Ballet."

The voting allows the public and professionals to choose among the best projects in several categories. This production is nominated in the "Theatre" category. Voting is open to the public at: The deadline to vote is Tuesday, April 30.

Huizinga has worked as a lighting designer and programmer for more than 15 years. She has worked around the world in theatre, live music, corporate events, and television. The highlights of her work include lighting director for the Cultural Olymplia of the 2010 Winter Olympics; lighting programmer for “Shrek, the Musical” Broadway show and national tour; and lighting director for Norah Jones’ summer 2003 tour.