Costume Shop Manager


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  • Office Hours:

    M-F; 8 a.m. — 5 p.m.
  • Role:

  • Position:

    • Costume Shop Manager
  • Concentration:

    • Costumes
  • Department:

    • Dance, Music, and Theatre
  • Education:

    • Masters of Fine Art (M.F.A.)- Costume Design, Southern Illinois University
    • Bachelor of Science (B.S.) - Theatre Education, University of Evansville


Costume Shop Manager Elise Kulovany oversees the production of costumes for the School of Music, Theatre, and Dance, teaches Costume Construction, and is head of the Theatre Mentorship program. Elise earned her M.F.A. in Costume Design from Southern Illinois University, and her B.S. in Theatre Education from the University of Evansville.   

Elise has worked regionally at the Arkansas Repertory Theatre, Santa Fe Opera, Cedar Point Amusement Park, Camp Iroquois Springs, and Los Rios Community College. She has also designed locally for Openstage and Bas Bleu theaters. Her passion lies in creating art and working with students. Elise thoroughly enjoys sharing her knowledge of pattern-making, dyeing, and tailoring with anyone willing to learn. When not at work she spends time with her husband, two fur babies, and one little nugget, Hazel, who is just as outspoken and rambunctious as her mama. 

You can view Elise’s work at