JAX Messenger maintains a successful career as a lighting professional. He has lit productions for such companies as Boston Lyric Opera (In the Penal Colony) The Canadian Opera Company (Pyramus and Thisbe) Bard SummerScape (The Wreckers, Oresteia) Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo (Laurencia, Waltzpurgisnacht, Majisimas) Merola Opera (Barber of Seville) The Washington Ballet (Sleeping Beauty, Fluctuating Hemlines, WAM2, Shostakovich Concerto, WAM!, Don Quixote) The San Francisco Opera (Requiem, The Elixir of Love for Families). He has recreated the designs of Tony Tucci, Mark McCullough, Nick Phillips, Keven Meek, Nacho Duato, Jeff Bruckerhoff, and Jennifer Tipton. As an assistant lighting director he has managed the creation of 4 operas for New York City Opera and 48 operas for The San Francisco Opera. As a lighting supervisor he has produced tours for The Washington Ballet and Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo in hundreds of venues around the world including The John F. Kennedy Center in Washington DC, Theatre Du Chatelet in Paris, Theatro degli Archmboldi in Malan and Victorian Arts Center in Melbourne.