Class of 2020



JULIANA BARRETO BARRETO is a Colombian designer for theater and film based in Brooklyn, NY. She is currently an MFA candidate in Design for Stage and Film at NYU / Tisch. In her native Colombia she worked as a set and costume designer at venues such as Teatro Nacional, Teatro Colón and Espacio Odeón. For film she has designed many short films and has worked in the art department for feature films such as Jungle (2017) directed by Greg McLean, Elizabeth Harvest (2018) directed by Sebastian Gutiérrez and Triple Frontier (2019) directed by J.C. Chandor. She creates atmospheres in which characters can breathe, and worlds in which their stories can be told.

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Bailey Costa

Bailey Costa

Bailey Costa (Lighting Designer) Most recently she designed lighting for productions with NYU Grad Acting, Tisch Dance, Columbia University, Wellfleet Harbor Actors Theatre, as well as the world premier of Johnny Lloyd’s Or, An Astronaut Play with Inversion Theatre Company. She has worked as lighting supervisor for such companies as Boston Lyric Opera and North Shore Music Theatre, as well as assistant lighting designer for Amélie and The Great Comet of 1812 on Broadway.

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Chris D’Angelo

Chris D’Angelo

Chris D’Angelo (Lighting Designer) is a New York-based designer. NYU: Red Velvet, Consent, The Philadelphia Story, and Intimate Apparel (Graduate Acting); The Woods Decay, and The Drowsy Chaperone (Undergraduate Drama). NYC: Outside and Community (American Opera Projects); Apsu at Dusk, and The Seagull (Columbia Graduate Theater); The Lion King Jr. (British International School); Old Names for Wildflowers, and Boxcar (The Tank); Dogfight (Fifth Floor Theatre); Annie Warbucks (Kids of the Arts). MFA: NYU/Tisch Design.

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Stine Dahlman

Stine Dahlman

Stine is a visual storyteller with a BFA in Fashion Design from Germany and a MFA in design for stage and film from NYU Tisch. Curious to challenge the mind beyond the real, Stine thrives in creative collaborations where she can create, test, explore, and develop concepts with others. Raised in both Norway and Germany, Stine investigates history and culture in continuous explorations. Stine’s recent works include dance, theatre, opera, film, and animation.

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Allegra Deneroff

Allegra is a costume designer who has worked in London, Los Angeles, New York, and Atlanta on numerous film/television sets and for live performance. She has held lifelong passions for fashion history and literature that has “fittingly” developed into a career as a costume designer. Education: MFA NYU/Tisch Design, BA Wimbledon College Of Art, Foundation Diploma Central Saint Martins.

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Tyler D. Dubuc

Tyler D. Dubuc (Lighting Designer) - As a New York City based designer, Tyler has a passion to collaborate on new work as well as reinvent the classics to raise social and cultural awareness with new audiences. Tyler is equally at home in the worlds of theatre, musical theatre, and dance. As a designer or an assistant, he has worked at the Public Theater, Rattlestick Playwrights Theater, 59E59, Columbia University and New York University. Regionally: Arena Stage, Signature Theater, Shakespeare Theatre Company, and Imagination Stage. Education: American University (B.A. Theatre Design/B.S. Criminology); NYU-Tisch (MFA Lighting Design).

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Heather Cameron Freedman

Heather Cameron Freedman is a New York-based costume designer and visual artist, who works in opera, theater, film, and dance. Recent projects include Red Velvet (NYU Grad Acting),“Marimba” Choreographed by Lar Lubovitch (Second Avenue Dance Company), and Out of Order, a short film by Brandon and Cameron Laventure. Heather was the Resident Fellow of Rhode Island School of Design’s (RISD) European Honors Program in Rome. During her time in Italy, she designed costumes for several productions, including William Kentridge and Kristin Jones’s Triumphs and Laments, an opera performed on the banks of the Tiber River.

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Hamilton Guillen

Hamilton is a designer for stage and film based in New York and California. He designs lighting for theater and dance with a specific interest in cross-disciplinary collaborations involving performance, music, technology, and visual art. Whether text-based or devised, his work synthesizes research, politics, and culture to produce experimental, design-driven performances. Recent collaborators include The Cutting Ball Theater, We Players, New Dramatists, The Speakeasy SF, Sins Invalid, Marin Academy, and Mills College Dance Department.

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Avigail Gutfeld

Avigail Gutfeld

Avigail Gutfeld, originally from Jerusalem, now Brooklyn-based, is a scenic and production designer. Her eagerness to understand the interaction between people, space and language is what drew her to theatre and film. Coming from a background of comparative literature and classical music training, her approach to design is interdisciplinary.

Rebecca Kanach

Rebecca Kanach

Rebecca Kanach is a NYC and Philadelphia based costume designer that specializes in new and devised work. She has worked with Opera Philadelphia, Ballet X, Swarthmore College, The Medium Theatre Company, Bristol Riverside, Drexel University, Interact Theater Company, The Lantern Theater, Philadelphia Theater Workshop, Rutgers-Camden Campus, Temple University, The Walnut Street Theatre, The Wilma, various Philadelphia Mummers groups, and is proud to be the resident costume designer with The Bearded Ladies Cabaret. In 2017 she received a Barrymore Award for Outstanding Costume Design for her work on Peaceable Kingdom.

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Marisa Kaugars

Marisa Kaugars

Marisa Kaugars(she/her) is a brooklyn based scenic and costume designer. She blends her background in architecture with her passion for narrative storytelling to create work that is collaborative, immediate and rooted in essential questions about community and empathy. Prior collaborations include work with Sanaz Ghaiar, Arin Arbus, Pam Berlin, Hypokrit Theater Company and The New Natives.

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Johanna Pan

Johanna is a Costume and sometimes Scenic designer for theatre, film, dance and opera. Born and raised in Singapore, she is currently based in New York City. She first discovered theatrical design when competing in the creative thinking competition Odyssey of the Mind in Secondary 3 (9th Grade) and has never looked back. She is a proud feminist, lover of vintage clothing and all related to the textile arts. She continues to harbor hope for humankind in the face of adversity and dreams of a future filled with equity, inclusion and diversity.

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Yulanda Yo-Rong Shieh

Yulanda Yo-Rong Shieh

Yulanda is a production and set designer based in New York City. She always enjoys collaborating with artists from different disciplines and telling stories of the unseen that excite all the senses.

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Mamoon Tebbo

Maamoun Tobbo

Maamoun is a multidisciplinary Lebanese artist based in New York City. He currently works as a painter, theatre and film designer. His designs combine various disciplines, including architecture and psychoanalysis, tools gained from altered states of consciousness experiences, as well as philosophical theories emanating from the writings of Carl Jung, Rudolph Steiner and Alejandro Jorodowsky. Maamoun focuses on bridging art, science and spiritual practices together by creating events that serve as safe healing spaces for the body, mind and spirit. Through these experiences, Maamoun believes that theater becomes an important tool to encourage and welcome conversations with the collective subconscious.

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Miriam Waldenspuhl

Miriam Waldenspuhl

Miriam Waldenspuhl is a designer in Theater and Film based in New York and Germany. Her European credits include productions at Bayerische Staatsoper, Münchner Kammerspiele, Bayreuth Festival, Festival d’Aix en Provence, Stadttheater Freiburg, Die Staatstheater Stuttgart as well as Glyptothek München. Film collaborations include Georg Korpás Make-up & Prosthetics, The Midwife II and The Keeper. Her US credits include: NYU Graduate Theater Productions, NYU Graduate Film and NYU Dance. She received her MFA from NYU/Tisch in Costume Design, and a BA from Theater Academy August Everding München in Wigs, Makeup and Special Effects Makeup. She apprenticed with Gianni Salerno GmbH in Freiburg and studied at Albert-Ludwigs University (History of Arts).

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Marc J. Wheeler

Marc J. Wheeler is a production and set designer. He received his MFA at NYU/Tisch Design, where his credits include numerous films and stage productions, including Project Projet, an original devised piece directed by Mark Wing Davey, and The Night Nurse, a thesis film by Timothy Delaney . He designed sets and costumes for the world premier of Zeitgeisterbahn at the Freiburg Stadttheater. Marc has assisted designers internationally, including work at Marvel Studios (Beth Mickle), Scott Free Productions (Elizabeth Jones), Opera Australia (Maruti Evans), and the Freiburg Stadttheater.

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Lina Younes

Lina Younes is a New York based visual designer in theater, film, animation, and installations. She is on a constant quest for story-centered collaborations, which explore narratives while showcasing process. She creates worlds with one eye shut and an index finger as her wand. While studying for her MFA in design from NYU/Tisch, she enjoyed controlling traffic, mapping the skies, imagining the birds and inhabitants of the world in plays, dances, operas, and films. Lina has explored puppetry and stop-motion animation in the Gulf, Eastern Europe, the Middle East, and South America. Her work is about freezing moments, replaying them, changing scenarios, playing out consequences, and then repeating. Impossible things happen in an instant; objects vanish, come to life, and are set off again. In motion. Lina is an imagineer with a great love and a great weakness: soap bubbles.

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Aoshuang Zhang

Aoshuang Zhang is a Chinese set and production designer based between New York and Beijing. She holds a BA and MFA from Beijing’s Central Academy of Drama and is the first Mainland Chinese student to enroll at NYU Tisch Design for Stage & Film's graduate program. She works across a variety of media including theatre, film, interactive video and game design. Aoshuang thrives in collaborative environments and strives to create experimental immersive theater and film experiences. Recent work includes The Empty Place, The Sign in Sidney Brustein's Window, Recall and Alteration at NYU/Tisch, Global Gay at LA MAMA, and Patience at Corkscrew Theater Festival. She staged a ring screen performance of Hamlet Mirror at the 11th Shanghai Biennale Exhibition. Aoshuang is a passionate dreamer with aspirations of one day becoming a cyborg.

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