Yang Yu is a New York based lighting designer for performing arts. She was born and raised in Tianjin, China, a city famous for her sense of humor and appetite for great food.
As a designer, Yang Yu is interested in using light, space, and timing to create an emotionally charged environment, enhancing storytelling. She also loves to combine conceptual ideas and music theories to create innovative visual designs.
Productions include Revolution (The Tank, 2021 Broadway off/off-off Broadway Awards nomination), Prometheus Bound (2022 NYC Indie Theatre Film Festival), and The Shes (The Public Theater). She holds an MFA degree in Design and Technical Theater from Brooklyn College, an MA degree in Fashion Design from University of Nebraska-Lincoln, and a Bachelor of Engineering degree from Soochow University.