Kristina S. Hanssen


Department Chair, Professor, Costume Design, Technology

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(936) 294-3404
(936) 294-1350
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 United States Institute for Theatre Technology(USITT)
United States Institute for Theatre Technology-Southwest Region
Stages Repertory Theatre
Missouri Repertory Theatre

Kristina Hanssen is a Professor of Theatre at Sam Houston State University where she has been the resident costume designer/make up artist for the past 31 years.  Prior to arriving in Texas, she taught at Auburn University, University of Missouri-Columbia, and Colorado State University.  She has been a costumer for Missouri Repertory Theatre and Disney World.  She is also an active costume designer in the greater Houston area theatres designing shows over the past 16 seasons for Stages Repertory Theatre and past 5 seasons at Unity Theatre.   She has been the president of USITT-SW 2011.


Laura Avery, D.M.A. | Craig Brossman, B.F.A. | Kevin Crouch, M.F.A. 

Kyle Craig-Bogard, M.F.A. | George Curry, B.F.A. | Nicholas Graves, M.F.A. 

Eric Gunderson, D.M.A. | Kristina S. Hanssen, M.F.A. | Penelope Hasekoester, M.F.A.  

 Malcom Nichols, B.F.A. | Victoria Lantz, Ph.D. | Eric Marsh, M.F.A.  

Kenn McLaughlin | B.F.A. David McTier, Ph.D.

Thomas Prior, M.F.A. | Debs Ramser, B.F.A. |  Karen Rees, D.M.A.

Katie Prior, B.F.A. James B. Shields, B.L.S. | William N. Thomas, B.F.A.

Charly Topper, B.F.A. | Paula Turner, B.A. | Pamela Vogel, M.F.A. 

 Amanda Waites, D.M.A.


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