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David Covey

David Covey

David Covey

Emeritus Professor


614 292-7977

303 Sullivant Hall
1813 North High Street
Columbus, Ohio 43210

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Areas of Expertise

  • Production
  • Lighting


  • MA in Dance Production, The Ohio State University
  • BS in Animal Science, The Ohio State University

Professor David Covey teaches lighting design, aspects of production and facilitates concert workshops and the senior seminar. He served as the lighting director for the Cunningham Foundation from 1997-1999, receiving a 1998 BESSIE award for his lighting for BAM Events, choreographed by Merce Cunningham. He spent 8 years as Production Manager for the Bates Dance Festival and 20 years as the resident designer for the Jazz Tap Ensemble, most recently completing a month long tour of the DRC, Mozambique and Zimbabwe in 2013. He is very committed to community outreach, facilitating dance programs with developmentally disabled adults and Parkinson’s patients.