Visiting Assistant Professor/Costume Designer
Brittney has been behind the scenes in theatre costume shops since the age of 14. She has been privileged to work in professional and educational costumes shops across the country from Alaska to Virginia and many places in between, including five seasons at the nationally acclaimed Glimmerglass Opera Company in Cooperstown, NY. She discovered theatre through a love of history and historical clothing, and that remains her primary passion and specialty. She has worked with textiles and garments in several historical clothing collections, and continues to bring her findings to life both on the stage and in person with costumed living historians. When not hard at work behind the scenes designing or building costumes, she can often be found giving workshops or interpreting fashion history for a variety of audiences.
She holds a BFA in Theatre Design/Technology from the University of Connecticut, and an MFA in Costume Design/Technology from the University of Virginia.