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Judy Kagel ’17

Judy Kagel ’17 is a New York City-based lighting designer for theatre and dance, with a passion for new works. Her designs have been seen at The WP Theater, The Wild Project, Dixon Place, Access Theater, Arts on Site, LPAC Rough Draft Festival, and NY Fringe Festival, among others.

Kagel also works extensively as a theatre educator.

She teaches lighting design in the department of dance at Sarah Lawrence College. Choreographing Light for the Stage is a lighting design course specifically for dancers lighting dance.

Recently, she has been a guest teaching artist at Emerson Jr./Sr. High School, Livingston High School, Eastchester High School, and Friends Seminary.

“I take pride in not only designing their shows but teaching a new generation of technical theater artists.” (

She’s also a technical advisor for Arts Connection’s Broadway Jr. and Broadway Bound Kids programs in New York City’s public schools.