Associate Professor of Theatre/Costume Director
B.A. in Communication and Theatre -- William Jewell College
M.F.A. in Costume Design -- The University of Missouri-Kansas City.
Professional Affiliations: United States Institute of Theatre Technology (USITT), Phi Kappa Phi, Alpha Psi Omega
professional credits include Kansas City Repertory Theatre, Kansas City
Ballet, The Lyric Opera, The Coterie Theatre, The Unicorn Theatre,
Kansas City Renaissance Festival, Maples Repertory Theatre, Little
Theatre on the Square and the Station Theatre. She worked several
summers producing costumes for the St. Louis MUNY and has done wig
styling/dressing for Starlight Theatre in Kansas City. She has also
taught and designed for the Leysin American School in Leysin,
Switzerland. Jana has
experience in hair and makeup design for television and has worked as a
key costumer for a Universal Film, directed by Ang Lee.
Jana’s professional development includes master classes with Joan Morris, dye artist and painter/dyer for The Lion King, the Broadway Musical; Ian McNeil, Olivier winning scenic designer of An Inspector Calls, and
Gaza Bowen, Shoemaker and Conceptual Artist. Her research interests
include the work of designer Madeline Vionnet and dye techniques of
India and Pakistan. Jana has also led travel immersion courses to
Ireland, England, France, Switzerland and Italy.
Disciplines: Costume Design, Construction, History and Technology.