Marla Schweppe is a professor in the School of Design at the Rochester Institute of Technology. Early in her career she designed for theatre, television and movies in New York City and other theatres around the country. She traveled through four continents and over 30 countries designing for Jennifer Muller and the Works, a contemporary dance company. She did her graduate work in computer graphics and animation and has been teaching computer graphics and animation for 30 years at Ohio State University, the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Northwestern University and RIT. Her creative work includes the incorporation digital graphics in both live and virtual performances.