College of Visual and Performing Arts (CVPA) Dean bruce d. mcclung has announced the appointment of Clare Parker as Assistant Professor of Costume Design in the School of Theatre.
Clare Parker is a theatrical costume designer, sewist, craftsperson, and costume educator. She is coming to CVPA from Wake Forest University where she held the position of Assistant Professor of Costume History and Assistant Costume Studio Manager. Parker has also been teaching at CVPA as an Part-Time Lecturer for the past year. Prior to that, she was an Adjunct Professor of Costume Design at the University of North Carolina School of the Arts (UNCSA).
Parker has designed costumes for productions at Wake Forest, UNCSA, Serenbe Playhouse, Triad Stage, Peppercorn Theatre, and Willamette Shakespeare Company. She has also done work with Washington National Opera, Atlanta Opera, and the Glimmerglass Festival.
Parker holds an MFA in Costume Design from UNCSA and a BFA in Costume Design and Construction and a Minor in French Language and Culture from Southern Oregon University.
In her free time, Clare enjoys rock climbing, practicing aerial silk skills, and going on roller-skating adventures.
Please join us in welcoming Clare Parker to the CVPA family!