James Ingalls has designed the lighting for Paul Taylor’s Brief Encounters, To Make Crops Grow, Perpetual Dawn, Marathon Cadenzas, Sea Lark, Death and the Damsel, Sullivaniana, and Dilly Dilly. Other designs for dance include Lila York’s Celts (recently at the Royal Winnipeg Ballet and Boston Ballet); Alexei Ratmansky’s A Fairy’s Kiss (Miami City Ballet); The Nutcracker (Pacific Northwest Ballet); Twyla Tharp’s 50th Anniversary Tour (U.S. and New York); The Sleeping Beauty (Teatro alla Scala Ballet and American Ballet Theatre); and Onegin (National Ballet of Canada, San Francisco Ballet and ABT). His work for Mark Morris Dance Group includes Layla and Majnun; The Hard Nut; Mozart Dances; Dido and Aeneas; and L’Allegro, il penseroso ed il moderato.
His opera design includes the world premieres of John Adams’s Nixon in China, The Death of Klinghoffer, El Niño, Doctor Atomic, A Flowering Tree, The Gospel According to the Other Mary, and the world premieres of Kaija Saariaho’s L’Amour de Loin, Adriana Mater, La Passion de Simone, and Only the Sound Remains. His design for theater includes Druid’s The Beauty Queen of Leenane, Waiting For Godot and DruidShakespeare, all directed by Garry Hynes; Julius Caesar at the Oregon Shakespeare Festival; Glengarry Glen Ross on Broadway; and My Name Is Asher Lev off-Broadway. He often collaborates with the Wooden Floor dancers in Santa Ana, California.