Jon Shimon is an Assistant Professor of Theatre Technology in the Department of Theatre and Dance at the University at Buffalo. His specialties include industrial hygiene for theatre, scenic automation, structural design and analysis, rigging, material labor estimation and management. He is a certified theatrical rigger through the Entertainment Technician Certification Program. His professional credits include various positions at Neglia Ballet (Buffalo, NY), Shakespeare in Delaware Park (Buffalo, NY), Art Park (Lewiston, NY), Asolo Repertory (Sarasota, FL), Glimmerglass Opera (Cooperstown, NY), Weston Playhouse Theatre Company (Weston, VT), Santa Fe Opera (Santa Fe, NM) and Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center at University of Maryland (College Park, MD). Jon earned a MFA in Technical Production from Florida State University.