Erik AlbergDirector of Design and Production for the Performing Arts
Erik Alberg has been technical director for events and conferences since 2008. He is responsible for providing technical support for all events and conferences at Hope. He also teaches in the Department of Dance and acts as the technical director, lighting designer, sound designer and photographer for the department.
- MFA, technical theatre production, University of Delaware, 1995
- B.A., theatre, Hope College, 1990
Erik began working for Hope in 1996 as a visiting faculty member in the theatre department. He acted as facility manager for Dewitt Theatre and designed lighting and sound for two productions. He was also consulted on lighting renovations to Dimnent Chapel and the Knickerbocker Theatre.
After a semester at Hope, he was hired as assistant manager for the Knickerbocker Theatre. In 1997, he became the technical director for the arts, manager of the Knickerbocker Theatre and technical director for the dance department.
Erik has also done lighting and sound work for many organizations and productions, including Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival, Aerial Dance Theatre, Eisenhower Dance Company, LehrerDance and dANCEpROJECt.
Why I love Hope
Eric thinks Hope is a very special place — as much like a community as it is a workplace. He finds the people to be engaged and interested, and the students reflect this. Erik works with amazing departments and incredibly creative people who challenge and support him.
Outside the college
Erik is a long-standing member of the United States Institute for Technical Theatre, where he has served as vice commissioner for programming in the Sound Commission for 10 years. He is also the co-chair of the USITT SoundLab Project.