Technology and Teaching
Kjersten Lester-Moratzka

Welcome to my webpage. Here you can view my technical and teaching portfolios and learn more about the MFA Costume Tech program at Ohio University. portfolio page


Kjersten Lester-Moratzka
Assistant Professor, Costume Technology
Office: 740 593-0279, E-mail:

Kjersten Lester-Moratzka has developed the costume technology focus within the Production Design and Technology MFA and BFA programs to include foundations in pattern drafting, draping and construction, as well as specialty coursework in tailoring, dancewear and bias draping.  She is currently also employed by the Santa Fe Opera as a draper for Principal Women.  Additionally, she worked as a professional freelance tailor and draper for numerous theaters, such as The Utah Shakespearean Festival, The Colorado Shakespeare Festival, Dance Theatre of Lynchburg, The Florida Grand Opera, The Children's Theatre Company and The Guthrie Theatre. Professional credits also include a number of production companies, most notably the Tony Award winning Broadway musical BRING IN DA NOISE, BRING IN DA FUNK, and the Ringling Brothers Barnum and Bailey Circus. Ms. Moratzka has also served on the faculties of Louisiana State University and Appalachian State University. Her design work has been seen at The Dance Theatre of Lynchburg, Va., Swine Palace Productions and Louisiana State University. She received her MFA in Costume Technology from the North Carolina School of the Arts. 

For more information on the costume faculty and staff and our costume design and craft classes link to

Holly Cole , the Head of Costume Design
David Russell, the Staff Costumer and head of the costume craft shop

through the OU School of Theater's Production Design and Technology website at:

(Resume) (Technical Portfolio) (Teaching Portfolio)