A graduate with a degree in stage management from University of North Carolina School of the Arts, Robby Mantegna interned with Cirque du Soleil before production managing and producing shows and events for theme parks such as Busch Gardens and SeaWorld. Currently, he is based in Miami and manages the production of Carnival Corporation’s original entertainment content airing on digital platforms and broadcast networks such as ABC and NBC, featuring the company’s global destinations and leading cruise brands.
Name: Robby Mantegna
Discipline: Stage Design and Production
Class Year: 2005
Current Gig: Manager of Media Production for Global Experience & Innovation at Carnival Corporation
Best Lesson Learned at BSA: Getting to learn, create, and work together with talented classmates of different backgrounds, from all over the Baltimore area, was a great lesson in listening to, understanding, and appreciating other perspectives.
Most awkward BSA moment: Tripping and falling down the main lobby spiral stairs.
Funniest BSA memory: This isn’t funny per se, but I have a very vivid memory of lighting an onstage dance/music video-type performance of Britney Spears’ Stronger in the Ballroom for Lighting Design class.
Proudest Moment: It’s so hard to pick just one, but whenever I work on a large entertainment project — be it a show, theme park event, television series — it’s always deeply gratifying when the work finally premieres and is enjoyed by audiences/guests/viewers. It’s a privilege to collaborate with so many talented creative partners and I’m truly lucky to have a career doing what I love.