New position for Jerry Reinhardt

Posted on Wednesday, February 25th, 2009

The position of Lighting Co-ordinator at the West Australian Academy of Performing Arts has recently been taken up by well-known US immigrant Jerry Reinhardt.

Jerry was born in Reno, Nevada USA, and has been involved in the entertainment business for 37 years. He began working in casino showrooms at the age of 15 and went on to study Theatre at the University of Nevada, Reno where he obtained a Bachelor of Arts in Theatre. He then went to the University of California, Davis where he earned a Master of Fine Arts in Lighting & Scenic Design. From UCD he took a job as Technical Director / Lighting Lecturer at the University of Oregon where he was responsible for three theatres within the performing arts complex.

After his brief time in Academia he took a job with Morpheus Lights in the San Francisco bay area and started a career in touring. He has worked as Lighting Director with a multitude of popular acts including Neil Diamond, Cher, Van Halen, Huey Lewis & The News, The Grateful Dead, Chicago, Al Jarreau, Steve Winwood, Mikhail Baryshnikov, The Superstars of the Bolshoi, David Sanbourn, Alabama, Michael Jackson and Steely Dan.

When working as LD for Cher he met his future wife in Perth. They married in the states and migrated to Perth in 1992. Since arriving in Perth he has held positions as Technical Manager at the Perth Concert Hall, Operations Manager for the Burswood Theatre and Dome, and most recently, as General Manager for Concert & Corporate Productions.