Chief Operating Officer

Joshua Preston

Chief Operating Officer

Joshua Preston joined Ballet Hispánico as the Lighting Designer and Technical Director in 2009. Over the past 11 years Mr. Preston has served many roles and is currently the organization’s Chief Operating Officer. Preston is a member of the Chief Executive Program through the National Arts Strategies and Harvard Business School. He graduated from Columbia College Chicago with degrees in Theatrical Lighting Design and Photography. In addition to designing 17 works for Ballet Hispánico, Mr. Preston’s lighting design can be seen with works by The Washington Ballet, Hong Kong Ballet, BalletMet, Ballet Austin, Luna Negra Dance Theater, The Julliard School, Ensemble Español and Chamber Opera Chicago. His work has taken him throughout the world, and he has traveled to 31 countries throughout 6 continents. Mr. Preston is particularly fond of The Edinburgh International Festival Fringe, where he has participated in various capacities over the past 22 years. He also serves as a trophy artist/husband to his ever-patient wife, Chloé.

You can contact Josh at [email protected]

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Joshua Preston, Chief Operating Officer

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