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Renee M. Bell

Renee M. Bell

Assistant Professor, Costumer

Dept: Theatre



Office: HFAC 207

Degrees: Master of Fine Arts in Design from the University of Iowa 2004; Bachelor of Arts with an emphasis in Design and Technical Production from Western Michigan University 2001

Expertise: Costume Design, construction, crafts, & Millinery

Year appointed: 2010

Renee has been working professionally in the theatre for 12 years. She has taught at several institutions such as the University of Texas at Austin, The University of Iowa, and Cornell College. She has lived in New York City and worked on several productions including the Radio City Christmas Spectacular, The Lion King, Mary Poppins, The Color Purple, and A Chorus Line. She is also a professional milliner.

Her costume designs have been seen throughout the country at such companies as Barrington Stage Company, Iowa Summer Repertory, Riverside Theatre, Cedar Rapids Opera Theatre, Weathervane Playhouse, Manhattan Theatre Source, the 45th Street Theatre, and the Brooklyn Heights Players. Renee just finished designing her first feature film, Splatter: Love, Honor, Paintball, which is touring the country attaining several independent film festivals.