Stephan Moravski is a set designer for opera, theatre and dance based in downtown Manhattan. He is an alumnus of Tisch School of the Arts, NYU, graduating with a Master of Fine Arts, Set Design for Stage and Film. Earlier he completed his Master of Architecture at the University of Melbourne.
After his graduation from Tisch, Stephan assisted opera design legend Paul Steinberg, and had the opportunity to work on operas at the highest international level, throughout Europe and America. He had the privilege to travel to Teatro alla Scala in Milan to present the opera CO2. Stephan now works as an independent set designer and his recent works include: Die Tote Stadt Opera (Bard Fisher Center), Mriya (Cheremosh Ukrainian Dance Company, Canada), Bound (Fresh Squeezed Opera NYC), Carmen (Opera Naples), Carmen (Moorhead Opera Fargo), Aida (Opera Naples), Figaro (Opera Naples), Tesla opera (Colony Theater, Miami), Cendrillon Opera (Frost School of Music, National Opera Association first prize winner), Legend, Stories of a Nation (Lehenda Dance company), Don Juan (Bard College), and was associate on Rags Parkland (Ars Nova, 2019 Lucille Lortel Award, Outstanding Musical), The Treasurer (Playwrights Horizons) and Light Years (Powerhouse Theater). He and his team were 2017 finalists in Opera America’s Director-Designer grant for their work on Glory Denied. He is having his debut with Opera Minnesota with The Anonymous Lover.
Stephan also holds the title of Creative Director at Lehenda Ukrainian Dance Company, Melbourne. Stephan has a Ukrainian heritage, and a strong connection to Ukrainian culture. He grew up dancing and teaching Ukrainian Traditional Cossack dance. Besides his set design work, Stephan freelances as a design consultant in creative visual merchandising at Tiffany & Co. He works as a member of the team who design windows for Tiffany globally.
He is excited about the possibility of diversifying his design sphere and expanding his scope to include teaching, recently he became an adjunct professor at NYU, Tisch teaching graduate design students Photoshop. He would like to continue mentoring and committing himself to helping people grow and heal through narrative and the power of storytelling.