Department of Dance Office: DC-S131     Phone: 562-985-4747     Fax: 562-985-7896



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Liz Carpenter, Resident Costume Designer

Office Phone: 562.985.5960
Office: DC-S312


Liz Carpenter has been the Department of Dance's resident Costume Designer since 1997. She received her MFA in Costume Design from the CSULB Theatre Arts Department where she designed many shows for the University and California Repertory Theatres. Liz has designed costumes for theatre and dance throughout Southern California as well as the Lake Tahoe Shakespeare Festival. Liz has also created costumes for Sea World Inc., Six Flags Inc., South Coast Repertory, Shakespeare Orange County, Ballet Pacifica, Disneyland and The Gem Theatre. Most recently she was pleased to create original designs for The Martha Graham Company and Twyla Tharp. In addition to her design work, she also enjoys teaching the Costume Design for Dance course, supervising and mentoring student assistants, and running the Department's costume shop.

Liz Carpenter in the Costume Shop