Director of Creative Space + Event Services

Pinky Estell


Pinky Estell is a stage manager and production manager with over fifteen years of experience. He has worked as theater director for ACT San Francisco, San Francisco Opera Company Merola Opera, The National Black Theater Festival, Intiman Theatre, and the Cornish Playhouse, among others. 

Estell currently serves as the vice president on the UpTown Arts & Culture Coalition District Board in Seattle, Washington, and as a Tukwila Arts Commissioner Position 3. Additionally, he is assisting the Town of Waverly, Washington to raise funds for the restoration of their 1903 community center. He sits on several national committees for the live entertainment industry through USITT, including Tech Expo, National Awards, and the National Board Mentorship Program.

Beyond his work in the performing arts, Estell creates public installations designed to engage the community in local parks and festivals. He is active with the Regional Burning Man Nonprofits of Precipitation Northwest (Oregon) and Ignition Northwest (Washington).


MFA, Technical Direction
University of North Carolina School of the Arts

Cornish College of the Arts