Jeffrey W Pardee is a freelance lighting and pyrotechnic designer based out of Los Angeles, CA. Jeffrey has collaborated on a wide variety of shows with theatres, directors, event coordinators, choreographers, large corporations, and companies throughout the world. He has worked as a Lighting Designer, Lighting Programmer and Technition for over 16 years. Recently working as the Production Manager for the Saban Theater in Beverly Hills (Formally the Fox Wilshire Theater), he has designed countless shows for special events, theatrical productions, and concerts. Before Working at the Saban, he spent several years with touring productions all over the USA and other countries around the world.
Over the years, Jeffrey has designed light shows for artists such as Stevie Wonder, Chaka Kahn, Bobby Brown, Brandy, Snoop Dogg, Lover Boy, George Thorogood, and Faith Evans.Some of his most notable events as a lighting designer or programmer include the TV Guide Awards, NAACP Awards, Honda College All Star Challenge, Last Comic Standing Tour, and Queen of the Universe pageant. When not on the road with touring productions or working on corporate events, Jeffrey likes to get back to his theatre design roots by spending his time working with local community theatres and other community groups such as Conejo Players Theater, Simi Valley Performing Arts Center, and Malibu Playhouse.
Over the last 10 years, Jeffrey has branched into the pyrotechnic and special effects world. Fanning his fire to design, Jeffrey became a special effects designer and fireworks operator doing shows and events all over the world; recently working on events with the Chicago Bulls, Insomniac EDC concerts, and LegoLand. For the last several years, he has been a proud invitee as a designer of a fireworks show for a global fireworks competition in the Philippians.
Based out of Los Angeles, Jeffrey became the west coast designer and facility manager for a world class pyrotechnics company based out of New York, Pyro Engineering. Jeffrey enjoys the flexibility and ability of being able to design any type of show that a director or production may bring to him. With extensive knowledge in the Lighting and Pyrotechnic field, he has proven to be a valued member of the entertaiment industry.