About Stonewolf Studios


Dustin L. Derry
Lighting Lead, Laser Safety Officer, CEO

One of Stonewolf’s three founding members, Dustin has been a lighting and entertainment professional since 2001. His work focuses mainly in the dance, musical theatre, and corporate lighting design realms, where he is known for creating beautiful stage pictures with a strong command of vivid color and intense atmospheric effects.

More and more, however, Dustin is finding himself working on large scale laser shows and unique laser installation projects. He has a great passion for blending technology and artistry which quickly becomes apparent in his work.

Some of Dustin’s more notable projects have been Lighting Design for Love Infinite with Hubbard Street Dance Chicago, Laser design for Morton Arboretum “Illuminations” in collaboration with Lightswitch, and Laser Design for Sky Wars, the world’s largest pyrotechnics competition.

In addition to designing lights and lasers, Dustin is a Licensed Commercial Drone Pilot and has shot a variety of drone and video projects in the past several years.


Sarah Lackner
Production Manager, Lead Stage Manager, and Lighting Designer

One of Stonewolf’s founding members, Sarah has worked in the entertainment industry since 2003. She primarily works in dance and music. As a production and stage manager, Sarah brings an eye for detail and enthusiasm for organization. She has crafted thorough paperwork festival crews love as well as detailed inventory databases directors and designers alike swear by.

Sarah has stage managed for many DCASE festivals including the Chicago Blues and Jazz festivals and continues to production stage manage for Deeply Rooted Dance Theater, Ensemble Español Spanish Dance Theater, and Muntu Dance Theatre.

As a designer, Sarah creates vivid color underlaying a balanced neutral tone, playing with texture highlights. Her design work can be seen with Deeply Rooted Dance Theater, the Ruth Page Center, Synapse Arts Collective, and Asian Improv Arts Midwest. Past works include pieces with Chicago Repertory Ballet and Inaside Chicago Dance.


Zoey, Chief Fur Therapist, Client Interaction Specialist, Production Assistant, and Laser Safety Dog for Stonewolf StudiosZoey
Chief Fur Therapist, Client Interaction Specialist, Production Assistant, and Laser Safety Dog