CEO, Project Manager, Flying Director
Co-founder of D2 Flying Effects, Delbert Hall is a Professor of Theatre and Dance at East Tennessee State University and has been its scenic designer since 1986. Dr. Hall earned his Ph.D. from the University of Florida, and an MFA from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. He is an ETCP Certified Rigger and an ETCP Recognized Trainer. Delbert is an expert in performer flying, having flown performers in over 350 productions nationally, including productions at many of the major regional theatre companies in the US. He has worked with internationally known directors, such as Debbie Allen and Christopher Renshaw, and flown major performers and celebrities such as the Backstreet Boys.
Dr. Hall regularly does rigging for aerial dance productions and teaches rigging classes and workshops across the country. He is also the author of the books Rigging Math Made Simple (currently in its third edition) and The Rigging Math Made Simple Workbook. He is currently writing books on both arena and aerial rigging. He also created RigCalc, an app (for both Apple and Android devices) that contains a comprehensive group of tools for entertainment riggers.