Dominic Chacon was born and raised in the Midwest. He is a native of Dixon, Illinois, and attended the University of Iowa, where he received his Bachelors of Fine Arts in Lighting and Sound Design. He began his career in Philadelphia as an Arden Theatre Company Professional Apprentice. He fell in love with Philadelphia and has not left. He attended graduate school at Temple University where he received his Masters of Fine Arts in Theatre Design. Along with teaching at Drexel University, he is also the resident Lighting Designer for Drexel Dance Ensemble and the new Fresh Dance. He has designed for theatre, dance and opera for the past 10 years.
At Swarthmore, Dom coordinates and mentors the student electricians, and designs many of our Pearson-Hall Theater performances. He also maintains the lighting grids of the Pearson-Hall Theater and the Frear Ensemble Theater.