Kristina Tollefson, MFA

Kristina Tollefson, a member of United Scenic Artists (the professional designer's union), is an Associate Professor and Resident Costume and Makeup Designer at the University of Central Florida in Orlando where she also serves as Undergraduate Coordinator for her department. She holds an MFA from Purdue University in Costume Design and Technology and a BA Degree from South Dakota State University in Theatre and English.

In addition to her work at UCF Kristina's costume designs have appeared in places such as The Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery (Washington DC), Prague Shakespeare (Czech Republic), Shakespeare and Company (MA), St. Lawrence University (NY), DeSales University (PA), Maples Repertory Theatre (MO), Orlando Shakes (FL), Orlando Rep (FL), Purdue University (IN), Phoenix Theatre Indianapolis (IN), as well as at theatres in Texas, Florida, South Dakota, and Kansas. 

Kristina is the recipient of three Kennedy Center/American College Theatre Festival Design awards and numerous teaching awards. Her book, Too Much Is Not Enough:  The History in Harriett's Closet, with co-author Jodi Ozimek, documents the expansive clothing collection of Harriett Lake.


  • M.F.A. in Costume Design & Technology from Purdue University (2000)
  • B.A. in Theatre and English with minors in Art and Textiles & Clothing from South Dakota State 
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