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Alex Van Blommestein
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Alex van Blommestein HeadshotAssistant Professor-Fixed Term

Alex "Lex" van Blommestein, originally from the great white north of Canada, Lex moved to the states to get his MFA in scenic design at the Wayne State University’s Hilberry Theatre on the rough streets of downtown Detroit. Lex has developed a style of emotional expressionism mixed with North American eclecticism. Lex previously taught and designed at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville and some of his favourite shows produced there were Whammy!Intimate ApparelThe Importance of Being Earnest  and Ubu Roi. After teaching in Illinois, Lex became the Scenic, and Lighting designer at Meredith Collegin Raleigh, NC.  Lex’s favourite designs from Meredith are Machinal, Three Sisters, Little Shop of HorrorsA Clean House, and A Little Night Music. Professionally he has designed for The Black Rep –The Real McCoy, HotCity Theatre – Slasher, Oleanna and Whammy!, St. Louis Shakespeare Company – Twelfth Night and The Merchant of Venice, Insight Theatre – The Glass Menagerie, as well as Cincinnati Shakespeare Company – A Comedy of Errors, Arms and The Man, The Lion in Winter, Miss Julie and Othello. In the Raleigh area, Lex designed for Justice Theatre Project - Ragtime, Cape Fear Regional Theatre – Little Mermaid Jr. and A Fiddler on the Roof, Theatre Raleigh/ Hot Summer Nights – The Fox on the Fairway, CSV Flamboyan Theatre NYC Fringe – Whammy, and Deep Dish Theatre – Life is a Dream.  Now Lex is excited to be forging new relationships and challenges here at MSU. Lex would like to thank his wife and costume designer, Em Rossi, for being there and putting up with him and riding along in his chaotic whirlwind while he is in his designing frenzy. Cheers. www.avbdesigns.net