Assistant Professor of Instruction, Costume Design
Mariya Radeva-Nedyalkova is a professional Costume Designer and Technologist, who has been working in regional and national venues for drama, musical theatre, children’s theatre, dance, opera, and film.
Favorite design credits, such as The Beauty Queen of Lenane and When The Rain Stops Falling with A Public Fit Theatre; the American premiere of Passage and Compleat Female Stage Beauty with College of Southern Nevada; Seussical and Mr. Popper’s Penguins with The Rainbow Company Youth Theatre; Don Giovanni and Albert Herring with Opera in the Ozarks; A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum and Equus with Nevada Conservatory Theatre; The Diary of Anne Frank with Jewish Repertory Theatre; A Midsummer Night's Dream with Illinois Wesleyan University; Mother Courage and Her Children with Southern Utah University are among many others.
Currently, she serves as a Resident Costume Designer at the award-winning A Public Fit Theatre Company in Las Vegas, Nevada. For her designs, Mariya was a nominee for Costume Society of America’s Award of Excellence in Costume Design, Las Vegas Valley Theatre Awards, and won Best Costume Design for her work on The Elephant Man.
In addition to her artistic career, Mariya has taught classes at University of Nevada Las Vegas, College of Southern Nevada, and Southern Utah University. Her research interests include costume design, costume history, stage makeup, costume construction, crafts, and theatrical design approach.
Mariya holds MFA in Costume Design and Technology from the University of Nevada Las Vegas.