Diana KesselschmidtDiana Kesselschmidt, has designed lighting for over 15 years and for hundreds of productions in theater, dance, opera, concerts, tours, events, fashion, conferences, and industrials.

Her work has been featured at Alice Tully Hall, Avery Fisher Hall, The Kennedy Center, New York Town Hall Theatre, Huntington Theatre, The Highline Ballroom, 30+ productions at the John Drew Theater at Guild Hall, Queens Theatre in the Park, Boston Playwrights Theatre 59 East 59th St., Harvard University’s Bright Hockey Arena, Cortland Rep., Abrons Art Center., Theatre At St. Clement’s, HB Playwrights Theater, Cape Rep Theatre


Recent Fashion, Corporate and Industrial clients include Jimmy Choo, Food Network, Monique Lhuillier, Air France, Anne Taylor, Romona Keveza, Chloé, Lucky Magazine, the theater lighting system at The Levitas Center for the Arts, South Hampton and more.

Diana’s Associate/Assistant experience includes the Radio City Christmas Spectacular with David Agress, Tosca with Paule Constable, Jason Lyons, productions with JKLD that include Armani, Ralph Lauren, Coach, Tory Burch, CFDAs, Chanel, Hermes, Hilfiger and many more, Frances Aronson, many productions with Bernhard Link Theatrical that include shows at New York Fashion Week, Macy’s, MoMA, The New York Public Library, Park Avenue Armory etc., Herrick Goldman, Scharff Weisberg, Kevin Sleep, Tom Sturge, Tyler Micoleau, Prelite , RGM Productions, Bu-Who Entertainment, Andrew Ondrejcak, Choimation, Gorilla Production Group, Sapsis Rigging, First Protocol, Meeker Cameron Lighting Design Group, D1, Revolution Marketing etc.

Diana has received the Barbizon Award for Theatrical Design Excellence in Lighting Design, at Kennedy Center ACTF. She has an MFA from Boston University. She is a VWX trainer and a member of United Scenic Artists, Local USA 829.