ANITA LA SCALA
Anita is a native New Yorker and production/scenic designer for live entertainment, broadcast, theatre and sporting ceremonies. She has earned an Emmy Award nomination for her work which has been seen both nationally and internationally. She co-founded ARDA Studio with her partner, Rob Bissinger, focusing on visual and environmental design, scenery and creative concepts for large scale projects. They collaborated on the design concept for the Baku 2015 European Games Opening Ceremony in Azerbaijan and led the production design team for Russia’s Sochi 2014 Olympic Opening Ceremony. Other production design credits include Toronto 2015 Pan American Games Closing Ceremony at the Rogers Centre featuring the musical talents of Kanye West, Pitbull and Serena Ryder. ARDA also designed multiple concepts and experiences for Evergrande’s Ocean Flower Island theme park in Hainan, China. Recent highlights include: Cheddar Broadcast Booth (New York Stock Exchange), Brian Henson’s PUPPET UP! (Venetian Hotel Las Vegas), Human Nature’s JUKEBOX (Venetian Hotel Las Vegas), Frankie Moreno’s UNDER THE INFLUENCE (Planet Hollywood Hotel Las Vegas), The Big Apple Circus’ 40thAnniversary Show (Tour). Anita has also designed the four-time Superbowl Champions 2012 NY Giants’ Opening Ceremony at MetLife Stadium, NJ as well as themed broadcast sets for Canon’s NAB show in Las Vegas.