Danila Korogodsky, Scenographer, The Pirates of Penzance, is a director and stage designer. Born into a theatrical family, his father Zinovy Korogodsky, Stanislavsky prize winner, one of the most important directors and theater pedagogues in Soviet Union, his mother Liah Danilina - a playwright. Grew up and was educated in Soviet Union. Graduated from Leningrad Theater Academy in 1977 as a stage and costume designer. After graduation worked as a resident designer at the Leningrad TYS (Theater for Young Spectators) - a premier company for young audiences in the Soviet Union.
During that time worked as a freelance designer for theaters around the country designing more then 80 productions for various companies such as Baku Youth Theater, Tallin Drama Theater, Leningrad Comedy Theater, Novy Drama Theater, Moscow, Mossoviet Theater, Moscow, Ilkhom Theater, Tashkent, etc. Worked with Anatoly Efros at Taganka Theater, Moscow.
In 1989 he was invited to design a show at Honolulu Theater for Youth. Since then he
worked in United States as a stage designer and design professor. He designed more then 150 productions in USA and around the world. He started designing for the opera working for Chicago Lyric Opera, Opera Bielefeld, Germany, Opera Dessau, Germany, Opera Nantes, France, Opera Theater of Pittsburgh, USA, Spoleto Festival USA, etc. He also designs for drama at NYC Japan Society, Noise Within, Los Angeles, Actors Gang, Los Angeles, Pittsburgh Playhouse, Minneapolis Children Company, ACT, San Francisco, Wheelock Theater, Boston, etc.
He currently serves as the head of Set Design at California State University, Long Beach and a resident designer at California Repertory Company. He also teaches part time at California Institute of the Arts.