Michigan State University
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Department of Theatre
Hernando Claros
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Hernando Claros HeadshotMFA Design Candidate

Hernando Claros’ primary focus area is Lighting Design, and the second area of interest is Technical Direction. He was born in Cali, Colombia in an artistic environment as son of artist. At the age of six has debuted with a folk band and continued in music theory and Latin percussion at the “Universidad del Valle" school of music. He formed in Elementary and High school as a classic dancer in the Colombian Institute of Classical Ballet "Incolballet". His professional life started as a Lighting Designer working in the “Colombian Classic Ballet Company” since 1991. After that, he had the opportunity to work with 30 National and International companies in Ballet, Opera, Dance, Theater, Music and Puppets touring in 24 countries on four continents. His undergrad degree is in graphic designer and has a postgraduate specialization in Arts Management in the “Departmental Institute of Fine Arts in Cali, Colombia.”