|MATTHEW ANTAKY BIOGRAPHY
While pursuing a degree in the fine arts in Southern California, Mr. Antaky turned his interests to the performing arts and in 1983 moved to San Francisco to study visual and theatrical design at San Francisco State University.
Since 1985, he has created and collaborated on both scenic and lighting designs for all of the performing arts including theater, opera, dance and music. His work has been seen throughout the United States and in many countries around the world.
For opera and music, Mr. Antaky has designed multiple productions for Utah Opera and Symphony, Opera Pacific, Ensemble Parallele, Festival Opera, Oakland Symphony, Dallas Symphony, Opera San Jose, The Cabrillo Music Festival and the San Francisco World Music Festival.
His extensive designs in the world of dance include many works for companies such as Liss Fain Dance, ODC/Dance, Oklahoma City Ballet, Li Chiao Ping, Smuin Ballet, Robert Moses Kin, Mark Foehringer Dance Project/SF, The National Ballet of Peru, La Tania Flamenco, Lily Cai Dance Company, SjDanceCo, Chitresh Das Dance Company and Flyaway Productions among many others.
Mr. Antaky is a seven-time nominee and four-time recipient of the Isadora Duncan award for outstanding visual design.