Rus Snelling is an Australian artist with a career continuing over 30 years, Rus has worked as a production, stage, site and tour manager, lighting and set designer, consultant, technical director and a fire sculptor with arts organizations, institutions and freelancing on events and installations around the world ranging from intimate theatrical works, shows on and off Broadway in NYC and on London’s West End.

His work includes large scale indoor and outdoor festivals, the Sydney Olympic Ceremonies, the Melbourne Commonwealth Games Ceremonies & Cultural Festival, Melbourne International Arts Festival, Montreal Just for Laughs, Edinburgh Fringe, Melbourne International Comedy Festival, Vancouver Winter Olympics Cultural Festival, Centennial celebrations, river & street parades, tours & various music festivals.

Select artists Rus has worked with are Merce Cunningham, Laurie Anderson, John Leguizamo, Phillip Glass, Brian Eno, Tim Robbins & The Actors Gang, Taylor Mac, Patti Smith, Trisha Brown Dance Company, Bandaloop, Camille A. Brown & Dancers, Abraham.In.Motion, Streb & Phantom Limb Company among many and on projects and tours through Australia, USA, Canada, Tunisia, Europe, Asia & South America. Rus worked at PS122 many moons ago and was the founding Production Manager & Resident Lighting Designer at Oz Arts Inc in Nashville TN for 6yrs before moving on to continue freelancing and is currently touring And So We Walked featuring DeLanna Studi, TRIBE’s Touch of RED  and BLACK HOLE.