Who We Are
BA Ciccolella (she/her) is a professional production manager, technical director, lighting designer, stage manager, hospitality manager, artist liaison, rigger, stage electrician, scenic carpenter, and painter, as well as a writer, editor, field director, legislative assistant, administrative assistant, and virtual assistant including graphic design and social media curation. She is a co-founder, president, and editor of Spotlight News (and occasionally a writer) and is currently president of the board of directors at the Little Theatre of Norfolk as well. She is also a black belt in HapKiDo.
Virginia Beach native, Denise Bishop (she/her), is pleased to serve as Treasurer of Spotlight News. Currently, she serves as an Accounting Associate for a wealth management firm. Previously, she worked in nonprofit administration and finance as Finance Operations Manager for Todd Rosenlieb Dance, Executive Assistant for YWCA South Hampton Roads, and Director of Operations for Virginia Symphony Orchestra. Denise is a member of the Downtown100 and volunteers with the Downtown Norfolk Council. She is a graduate of the University of Richmond and lives in Norfolk with her husband.