Jacob Edholm – Lighting Designer and Stage Manager
Jacob Edholm, a Bloomington, MN native, has been working with several dance and theatre companies in the Twin Cities since 2003. He can be seen, most frequently, Stage Managing at Continental Ballet Company. He has worked on many productions for them including favorites such as The Nutcracker, Sleeping Beauty, Swan Lake, as well as countless recitals. In the past, he was the Assistant Stage Manager for Bloomington Civic Theatre for many of their musicals including Hello Dolly, Cabaret, Company and Guys & Dolls, to name a few. He has also Stage Managed a show at the 2004 Edinburgh Fringe Festival in Scotland. He passionately enjoys the challenge of bringing a full stage show on the road to venues around the state. In his professional career, he supports and moderates social media communities for a worldwide retailer. Jacob designed the lighting and stage managed for all of CCDE's performances.
Susan Bieniek – Costume Coordinator
Susan Bieniek has volunteered for local ballet schools and companies assisting with the construction of costumes for full length performances such as The Nutcracker and served as a backstage dresser for many performances. She served on the Minnetonka Dance Theatre and School’s Youth Ballet Company Parent Committee for several years writing parent informational newsletters, and worked on many performance, marketing, and fund raising projects. The Minnetonka Youth Ballet Company was an adjudicated member of Regional Dance America and she accompanied the Company when it traveled to festivals throughout the country, and worked with many other volunteers in festival organization projects when the Company hosted the 2000 festival in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Susan acted as costume coordinator for all of CCDE's performances.