Professor of Theatre Arts
PA 139
Tuesday: 1:00 pm-2:30 pm, Thursday: 10:00 am-12:30 pm
MFA in Costume Design from BYU
BA in Fine Arts from CSULB
AA in Theatre Arts from Saddleback College
Certificate of Completion in Makeup FX from M.U.D
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Haleh Risdana holds a Masters of Fine Arts in Production Design with an emphasis in Costume Design from Brigham Young University in addition to a Bachelors of Fines Arts degree from California State University Long Beach, and an AA degree in Theatre Arts from Saddleback College. She also received a completion in the area of Makeup FX from M.U.D --- Make-up Designory.  Haleh has several years of experience working in print, T.V., film and stage productions.  Some of her experiences include:


  • Silent Star. Director:  Alessio Inturri.  USA Costumer to Stefano De Nardis.      
  • White Shoes.  Director: Mauro Borrelli.  Costume Designer. Costumer
  • The Adventures of Sheriff Kid McLain. Director: Gui Pereira. Costume Designer. 
  • Fact or Faked: Paranormal Files. SYFY. V-Street/Base Prod. Key Wardrobe                                                                                                                     
  • Leonor Greyl: The Artist.  Director: Mauro Borelli. Costume Designer
  • My Dinner With Herve. Test Trailer. Director: Sacha Gervasi. On-Set Costumer
  • Haunted 333. Feature Film. Director:  Aash Aaron .  Costume Designer.
  • Men Making Music Trailer.  Director Clay Tarver. Costume intern to Kristen Burke.
  • Macbeth Costume Designer, Costume Supervisor, stylist, alterations
  • Romeo and Juliet, Costume Supervisor, construction                                                                                                                                                           
  • The Last Days of Judas Iscariot, Costume Supervisor, alterations
  • Little Shop of Horrors! Costume Designer, Costume supervisor, construction                                                                                                               
  • Spamalot. Costume Supervisor, alterations
  • Three Sisters Costume Supervisor, construction
  • Clue! The Musical Costume Supervisor, costume crafts
  • Comedy of Errors.  Costume Supervisor, construction
  • Heathers. Costume Supervisor, construction, Makeup/Hair Supervisor.
  • Hair! The Rock Musical  Costume/Wig Supervisor. 
  • Night of the Living Dead. Costume Designer, Ager & Dyer, Makeup/Hair Supervisor.
  • Taming of the Shrew. Costume Supervisor/Construction, Makeup & Wigs. 
  • Hairspray. Costume Supervisor Construction/Makeup Supervisor.                                                                                                                                   
  • Almost, Maine. Costume Director/Supervisor
  • Promises Promises. Costume Director/ Supervisor. 
  • Much Ado About Nothing. Costume Director/Supervisor, Costume Construction. 
  • Dracula. Costume Designer/Director & Costume Construction.
  • Antony and Cleopatra. Kingsmen Shakespeare Company. Wardrobe Supervisor.
  • A Twelfth Night. Kingsmen Shakespeare Company. Wardrobe Supervisor
  • Pirates of Penzance. Costume Supervisor. Costume Construction.
  • King Henry IV Parts I & II. Costume Designer. Costume Construction.                                                                                                                              
  • Death of a Salesman. South Coast Rep' Theatre. Asst. Costume Designer.
  • Avenue Q. Costume Designer. Wedding Dress Construction. 
  • Biloxi Blues. Costume Designer, Costume Construction.
  • Seussical. Costume Designer, Costume Construction.
  • Oliver. Costume Designer, Dyer & Painter
  • Chicago. Costume Designer, Costume Construction
  • Learned Ladies. Costume Designer, Costume Construction
  • Almost Maine. Costume Designer. 
  • Les Miserables. Costume Construction -- selected costumes.
  • One Flew Over the Cuckoo’ Nest. Costume Designer, Costume Construction
  • Tartuffe. Costume Designer, Costume Construction, Dyer/Painter
  • Houseboat Honeymoon. Costume Designer
  • School House Rock. Civic Light Opera. Costume Designer, Costume Crafts
  • Oedipus Tex. Civic Light Opera. Costume Designer