Kjersten Lester-Moratzka
Costume Technology Specialist

Formal Education MFA 1996: The North Carolina School of the Arts, Winston Salem NC, Costume Technology
BA 1993: Framingham State College, Framingham MA History and Art
Costume Technology Faculty Ohio University, Athens OH
Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge LA
Appalachian State University, Boone NC
August 2003 - present
August 1999 - May 2003
August 1996 - February 1997
Draper/Tailor/Cutter
Santa Fe Opera, Santa Fe NM
May - July 2004, 2005, 2006
Carmen
The Magic Flute
Cinderella
Salome
The Tempest, Lucio Silla
The Barber of Seville, Simone Boccanegra
Turandot
Peter Grimes
Alnadamar
La Somnambula
Aggripina
Beatrice and Benedict
Don Giovanni

Kersti Vitali, designer
Tobias Hoheisel
Laurent Pelly
Neil Patel
Paul Brown
Anna Maria Heinrich
Willa Kim
Robert Innes Hopkins
Gabriel Berry
Veronique Seymat
Allen Moyer
Antony McDonald
David Zinn
The Utah Shakespeare Festival
Cedar City, UT May - July 2001
The Royal Feast
The Greenshows
Martha Marking, designer
The Florida Grand Opera
Miami, FL, December 2005
Aida Allen Charles Klein, designer
The Ambassador Theatre, NY
March 1996
Bring In Da Noise, Bring In Da Funk Paul Tazewell, designer
Colorado Shakespeare Festival
Boulder, CO, May - July 1995,
1996, 1999, 2003
The Taming of the Shrew, Merry Wives of Windsor
The Miser
Hamlet, Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead
Don Mangone, designer
Liz Covey
Jeanne Arnold
Ringling Brothers, Barnum, and
Bailey Circus

August-September 1995
RBBB Clown College Howard Tsvl Kaplan, designer
Swine Palace Productions,
Baton Rouge LA, August 1999 -
May 2003
Three Sisters, A Midsummer Night's Dream
Death of a Salesman, The Tavern, Jesus Christ Superstar
Two Gentlemen of Verona, Christmas Carol
To Kill a Mockingbird, Romeo and Juliet
Fences
Waiting for Godot
David Zinn, designer
Amela Baksic
Polly Boersig
Arthur Oliver
Julie Geiger
Robin Roberts
McClean Productions, Salt Lake City UT, March 1995 Celebrating The Light Patrick Holt, designer

Ohio University, Athens Oh
Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA
Appalachian State University,
Boone, NC
The North Carolina School of the Arts, Winston-Salem NC

August 2003 - present

August 1999 - May 2003

August 1996 - February 1997

September - May 1993 - 1996

Assistant Costume Designer/ Design Assistant
The Children's Theatre Company,
Minneapolis, MN
East of the Sun, West of the Moon, Dec 1994 - Feb 1995
Beauty and the Beast, Feb - April 1992
John Lee Beatty, designer
Desmond Heeley, designer
Swine Palace Productions, Baton
Rouge, LA
August 1999 - 2003
Louisiana State University, Baton
Rouge, LA
August 1999 - 2003
Additional Experience
The Guthrie Theatre
North Carolina Shakespeare Festival
The Children's Theatre Company
North Carolina Scenic Studios
Skills
Theatrical tailoring, course development and instruction, design, animal and fantasy pods, artificial body shapes, tutus and dancewear, weaving, computer patterning (PC Pattern, Cameo), machine knitting, costume crafts, fabric manipulation, millinery, sculpture, and historical research.
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