CHARLENE ALEXIS GROSS Assistant Professor of Costume Design at Penn State & Resident Costume Designer at Ohio Light Opera with 60+ opera credits including Candide, Marinka & (almost!) the entire Gilbert & Sullivan Cannon. 50+ professional theatre credits include: Florida Rep Theatre, Merrimack Rep, Cleveland Playhouse, The Flea, Rattelstick Theatre, Cleveland Museum of Art's Viva! & Gala, Ingenuity Festival, Perry Street Theatre, NYC Fringe Festival. Dance Designs: The Yard (Martha’s Vineyard), Gibney Studios, West Wave Dance Festival, NBC Nightly News, Joyce SoHo, Symphony Space, & Kunnigham Studios, & the Sands Casino (Atlantic City) Assistant Design Credit: 20+ Broadway, London West End, National Tours, & LORTs. Educational Designs: Penn State, Juilliard, Columbia University, NYU, Ashland University, Baldwin Wallace University, Eastman Opera Theatre, University Memphis Opera & College of Wooster. She has publications covering el-wire use, drag transformation makeup, & digital fabric design/manufacture with a forthcoming publication on hybrid-teaching techniques. She holds an MFA from NYU & is a proud member of USA 829.