Theatre & Dance
Costume Shop Supervisor
California native Stephanie Nichols holds an MFA in Costume Design from Temple University, in addition to a BA in English Literature from Scripps College. She has served as Costume Shop Supervisor of the Rowan University Department of Theatre and Dance since 2004, also teaching courses in costume production, costume history, and costume design. Some companies for which she has designed and built costumes include Melanie Stewart Dance Theatre, Temple University Dance Department, Drexel University Dance Ensemble, Alpine Theatre Project (Montana), Temple Theaters, Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival, Seaver Theater (California), Claremont Colleges Ballroom Dance Company (California), and Rowan University Department of Theatre and Dance. Recent costume design projects include Big Love (directed and choreographed by Melanie Stewart), Ivan and the Dogs (off-off-Broadway, directed by David Sullivan), How I Learned to Drive (directed by Elizabeth Hostetter), Kill Me Now (conceived, choreographed, and directed by Melanie Stewart), Our Country's Good (directed by David Sullivan), Animal Interplay (conceived and choreographed by Chris Elam), and The Full Monty (directed by Betsi Morrison). Stephanie is also an accomplished ballroom dancer, and designs and builds competition/performance ballgowns and latin dance dresses for herself and others. She enjoys mentoring students interested in ballroom dance, wearable art, costume/fashion design, sewing, and related fields.