Grace Buckley

Ballet Mistress / Rehearsal Director / Executive Assistant:

Since graduating from Colgate University in 2007, Grace has become a sought after dancer/choreographer/teacher across the USA. Grace has performed as a member of DeMaDance Company, Willow Oak Contemporary Ballet and Rasta Thomas' BAD BOYS of DANCE. Grace tours the world as Ballet Mistress & performer for Rasta Thomas' "ROMEO & JULIET", choreographed by Adrienne Canterna. She is on faculty at Steps on Broadway in New York and NYCDA. Most recently, Grace has been a guest artist with BAD BOYS of BALLET in gala performances around the world and was assistant choreographer to Adrienne Canterna for the workshop of the new rock-ballet "POE". Grace will continues to tour the world as Ballet Mistress for other SweetBird shows like Rasta Thomas' "ROCK the Ballet".

Lutin Tanner

Lighting Designer / Production Stage Manager:

Hailing from Mankato, Minnesota, Lutin received a BA in Dance and Theatre from Western Michigan University. He started his career as a dancer with Garth Fagan Dance, whom he performed nationally and internationally with for 5 years.  He then went on to become Resident Lighting Designer & Production Manager for Dance New Amsterdam. In recent times Lutin has lit pieces for Arthur Aviles, Sara Baird, Brian Brooks, Theresa Duhon, Larry Keigwin, Alex Beller, Earl Mosley, Oliver Steele, Camille A. Brown, Adrienne Canterna, Troy Powell and Kevin Wynn.  He is currently Resident Lighting Designer for EMIA.  Using his unique dance lighting perspective he has lit theatrical performances such as 7 Veils and Funeralogues.  Lutin is proud to have been with Rasta Thomas' Bad Boys of Dance since it's premier at Jacob’s Pillow, 2007.  Lutin continues to tour with Rasta Thomas' ROCK the Ballet and Rasta Thomas' ROMEO & JULIET. Thanks and love to his wife Adrienne, for her understanding of the late nights. Big UP! to his sons Lucien & Ellington.

Tony Marques

Lighting Designer / Production Stage Manager:

Tony has toured with the Kirov Ballet as lighting supervisor and designed two world premiere productions for Ardani Artists’, “Beauty In Motion” and “The Kings of Dance.” He designed New York Seasons for Elisa Monte Dance, Youth America Grand Prix Ballet, Rebecca Kelly Ballet, Kim Gibilisco & Dancers, Thomas/Ortiz Dance, and C. Eule Dance. In the field of dance, Mr. Marques has created lighting designs for some of the world's top dance companies including the Paul Taylor Dance Company. Mr. Marques has toured with Rasta Thomas' ROCK the Ballet since 2011.

SweetBird Productions Staff

Business Manager:

  • John Canterna


Costume Designers:

  • Sally Canterna
  • Shay Bares
  • Tallon Moss



  • XMB Photography
  • Lee Gumbs Photography
  • Oliver Fantitsch
  • Débora Rodrigues
  • Fonteini Christofilopoulo
  • Andrew Holtz
  • Albert Ayzenberg
  • Hunt Taylor
  • Jack Devant
  • Steve Vaccariello


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