School of Theatre & Dance

David Williams



David Williams received his MFA from Florida State University. He studied with Lester Polakof at the Studio & Forum of Stage Design in NYC and has taken master classes with Josef Svoboda. Before joining the faculty at USF David was a member of the Alwin Nikolais Dance Theatre and toured extensively both nationally & internationally. He holds Lighting Design membership in United Scenic Artists local #829.

For more than four decades he has been associated with the University of South Florida as a student, a member of the faculty, and as a guest artist. For many years he headed the BFA Design program. Administratively he has served as Acting Chair of the Theatre Department and Acting Chair of the Dance Department. 

Recent designs include productions for the Straz Center for the Performing Arts, Hillsborough Community College, Tampa Repertory Theatre, Patel Conservatory’s Next Generation Ballet Co., and a number of shows at USF.

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