Costume Design
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Charlene Gross's costume designs for theatre, dance and opera have been seen on and off Broadway, across the country and on London’s West End. She has been Resident Costume Designer for Ohio Light Opera since 2005 and Production Manager since 2007. Charlene's more than 45 set and costume designs with OLO include many American Premiers and International Recording Releases.

Off Broadway and regional designs include Cleveland Museum of Art, Florida Repertory Theatre, Cleveland Playhouse, Ingenuity Festival, the Flea, Rattelstick Theatre, Perry Street Theatre, and NYC Fringe Festival. Dance designs have been seen at Groundworks, Joyce SoHo, Symphony Space, Kunnigham Studios, The Yard (Martha’s Vineyard), West Wave Dance Festival, NBC Nightly News, and The Gamesters’ Manhattan Magic at the Sands Casino, Atlantic City.

She has worked Off-Broadway and regionally at Seattle Repertory, Guthrie, NY Public Theater, Florida Stage, New York Shakespeare Festival, Manhattan Theatre Company, Berkshire Theatre Festival, and the Classic Stage Company.

Educational design credits include work at Berkeley Carroll School, the Juilliard School, Columbia University, NYU, Ashland University, Baldwin Wallace University, University Memphis Opera, and The College of Wooster.

She has taught Costume Design at Ashland University and The College of Wooster. Ms. Gross holds a MFA from NYU Tisch School of the Arts. She is a member of USITT, Costume Society of America and United Scenic Artists, Local 829.


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