Lecturer, Theatre Program
BFA, University of Minnesota, Twin Cities
MFA, North Carolina School of the Arts
Heather Breikjern, lecturer in Costume Design and
Technology for the Rice Theatre Program, earned her BA in Theatre from the
University of Minnesota in the Twin Cities, and her MFA in Costume Technology
from North Carolina School of the Arts.
She has designed costumes for High Point Ballet and the University of
Minnesota and assisted costume designers for The Guthrie Theatre and Penumbra
Theatre Company. Prior to
moving to Houston in 2007, she worked as a costume technician at The Santa Fe
Opera for four seasons and was the Costume Director at Goodspeed Musicals. Heather has also constructed costumes
for theatres locally and across the country such as the Alley Theatre, Houston
Shakespeare Festival, Houston Children’s Theatre Festival, Park Square Theatre,
Opera Carolina, High Point Ballet and Ballet Spartanburg.
Heather has taught costume construction
skills to students and apprentices at Lawrence University, University of
Minnesota, The Santa Fe Opera, North Carolina School of the Arts and Rice University. She has been a member of USITT since
2001 and was part of the first place Tech Olympics team in 2005.
Heather is currently the Assistant
Costume Shop Manager for the Alley Theatre.