Louise Guthman has an active and varied career in every aspect of theater production. She has been the lighting designer for many modern, classical, and folk dance companies, as well as for many musicals, operas, and dramatic productions. She was a lighting designer and production stage manager with Sol Hurok Concerts for many years, working with several companies, especially Ballet Folklorico de Mexico, with whom she also toured extensively both here and abroad. She has been the lighting consultant for the Mexican Government on the building and renovation of several major theaters including Theater de Bosque, Mexico City, and the Theater de Cultural, San LuisPotosi. Between 1974 and 1988 she was head of the production area and lighting designer for the Department of Dance. Currently, she is resident designer for Zivili, Brunswick Music Theater, and the New York International Ballet competition.