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Dr. Heather Striebel


Dr. Heather Striebel earned her Ph.D. in Apparel Design (May 2022) from the Textiles, Merchandising and Fashion Design Department and her M.F.A. in Costume Design (May 2019) from the Johnny Carson School of Theatre & Film at the University of Nebraska - Lincoln. Currently, she is serving as the Assistant Professor of Costume Design and Resident Costume Designer for New Mexico State University (Las Cruces, NM). In addition to her professorship duties, she is a freelance costume and fashion designer. Previously, she was the Costume Director at Arizona Broadway Theatre (Peoria, Arizona) and a high school theater educator where she established those school's theater programs. While teaching at the secondary level, she was the sole director and designer for those Fine and Performing Arts Departments in Arizona.

She was recently awarded the Mary Mitchell Fashion Design Award (2021) for her LED integrated garment that was also selected by Costume Society of America (CSA) to be presented at the 2021 National Symposium. She won the Mary Mitchell Fashion Design Award (2020) for her
up-cycled garment that was shown at Omaha Fashion Week (2020) and an ariZoni (Zoni) Award for Best Costume Design for TheaterWorks’ production of The Little Mermaid (2019). She was awarded the Arizona Theater Teacher of the Year Award (2013) from the Arizona State Thespian Board for her work within the high schools.

Some of Dr. Striebel's previous design credits include showing her fashion designs at Project Funway in Lincoln, Nebraska and Omaha Fashion Week (2018-2020), Dirty, Rotten, Scoundrels (Arizona Broadway Theatre), Escape to Margaritaville (Arizona Broadway Theatre) and Spamalot (Arizona Broadway Theatre), The Diary of Michael Shiner (Animating History/Western Meadowlark - Film), The Bell Affair (Animating History/Western Meadowlark - Film), 
Violet (Glenn Korff School of Music), Mother Courage (Nebraska Rep), The Little Mermaid (Theater Works), The Serpent (Nebraska Rep) and This Random World (U.N.L.). Directing and design credits also include The Great Gatsby, Aida, Steel Magnolias, Hairspray, The Sound of Music, The Miracle Worker, The Mousetrap, Once on this Island, Footloose, Jekyll & Hyde, Harvey, Father of the Bride and The Yellow Boat. 

Upcoming Projects:
Carmela Full of Wishes (New Mexico State University)
As You Like It (New Mexico State University
Something Rotten (Theater Works - Arizona)
The Addam's Family (New Mexico State University)

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