Bryan Ealey is a first-year MFA Lighting Design
student at University of California San Diego.
He was born and raised in Houston, TX and
holds a BA in Drama from Prairie View A&M
University (Prairie View, TX). Following undergrad,
he went on to work at local Houston theatre’s as
an audio and lighting technician and has toured
across the country in large concert venues such
as, The Fox Theatre (Detroit)and Madison
Square Garden (New York) as an Audio Assistant
with International R&B Artist, Teena Marie - all
while being an Audio Engineer and Lighting
Designer at House of Blues - Houston and
Lighting Director for River Pointe Church in
Richmond, Texas. In the 13 year span of his
professional career, he has also worked as the
AVL Supervisor and Associate Production
Coordinator at Stages Theatre until his arrival at
Sam Houston State University - Dance Dept.
(2015 - 2020) as their Dance Technical
Coordinator / Director. Along his career, he has been fortunate enough to design for several theatre and dance companies such as: Main Street, 4th Wall, Stages, The Landing Theatre Company, Houston Grand Opera, Unity Theatre, Horse Head Theatre, Classical Theatre Company, NobleMotion Dance, Open Dance Project, Houston Contemporary Dance, Urban Souls Dance, Von Ussar Danceworks (New York Dance Festival) at the Alvin Ailey Theater, and Social Movement Contemporary Dance.