About Jesse Portillo

Jesse is a freelance Lighting Designer based in Charleston, South Carolina. 

He holds and MFA in Lighting Design from Indiana University, and a BFA from the University of Utah. Design credits include productions for Pioneer Theatre Company, Arizona Broadway Theatre, Utah Festival Opera and Musical Theatre, Salt Lake Acting Company, LOOK Musicals,  New Century Dance, Repertory Dance Theater, Samba Fogo, Mobile Opera, and Plan-B Theatre.

Jesse is currently as Assistant Professor at the College of Charleston, and previously served on the faculty of the University of Utah. He has been a guest artist and has lectured at Baylor University, Millikin University, and Idaho State University.  He  is a member of United Scenic Artists Local 829 and an active member of USITT, where he is a member of the Diversity and Inclusion Committee, and has served as the Vice-commissioner of programming for the Lighting Commission.  

© 2018 by Jesse Portillo.