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 the Costume Director at Arizona Broadway Theatre (Peoria, Arizona) and a freelance costume and fashion designer. Previously, she was a high school theater educator where she established theater programs along with being the sole director and designer for Fine and Performing Arts Departments at two different secondary schools 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 her previous design credits include showing her fashion designs at Project Funway in Lincoln, Nebraska and Omaha Fashion Week (2018-2020), Violet (Glenn Korff School of Music), Mother Courage (Nebraska Rep), The Little Mermaid (TheaterWorks), 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.
Spamalot (Theatre, 2022, Arizona Broadway)
The Diary of Michael Shiner (Film, 2022, Animating History/Western Meadowlark)
The Bell Affair (Film, 2022, Animating History/Western Meadowlark)