Ksenia Broda-Milian is a set, costume, and lighting designer and member of the Associated Designers of Canada who makes her home on Canada's prairies. She graduated from the MFA program in Theatre Design at the University of Alberta, but hails from Winnipeg, Manitoba, where she earned a BA Honours in Theatre Design (as well as a BSc in Biology) from the University of Winnipeg. Ksenia has also trained in Creative Manitoba’s mentorship program, with Off the Wall Artist’s Alliance, Ghost River Theatre, and at the Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity.
Ksenia treasures her teaching experiences at Theatre Alberta's Artstrek, Manitoba Theatre for Young People, and West Broadway Youth Outreach; and as both a teacher's assistant and interim Design and Theatrical Makeup instructor for undergraduate students at the University of Winnipeg. With many years of experience training in, performing, and teaching classical music, musical theatre, and dance, Ksenia is especially intrigued by how design interacts with movement and space, and is very interested in new works and collaborative creation with directors and performers.
Her credits include designs for productions by Magnus Theatre, Rainbow Stage, University of Alberta, University of Winnipeg, Sarasvàti Productions, Pocket Frock Productions, and Winnipeg Studio Theatre, as well as apprenticeships and assistantships with the Royal Manitoba Theatre Centre, Royal Winnipeg Ballet (assistant lighting designer on The Handmaid’s Tale – world premiere), Prairie Theatre Exchange, and two seasons apprenticing at Rainbow Stage. Ksenia has also been a scenic painter for Koba Entertainment, RMTC, and Alternative Theatre Works (Stratford), and worked in stage management and production for several independent shows.