School of Theatre and Dance Welcomes Kerry Jo Bauer as Assistant Professor of Costume Technology | School of Theatre and Dance | Kent State University

School of Theatre and Dance Welcomes Kerry Jo Bauer as Assistant Professor of Costume Technology

Bauer has worked with companies such as Target, Pepsi, and Samsung

Kerry Jo BauerKent, OH – The School of Theatre and Dance is pleased to welcome Kerry Jo Bauer to the faculty as Assistant Professor of Costume Technology beginning in Fall 2016. Previously, Bauer was an adjunct faculty member with the School of Theatre and Dance as well as the school's cutter and draper. Bauer will also serve as an assistant professor in Kent State's School of Fashion Design and Merchandising.

A native of Portage County, OH, Bauer's love of sewing, crafts and apparel construction began at an early age and by the age of 18 she was designing and building costumes for Sea World in Aurora, OH. Bauer studied costume and fashion design at Kent State University, graduating with a B.F.A. She holds an M.F.A. in Costume Technology and Design from Ohio University.

In the field of costume and apparel construction, Bauer has worked for the Santa Fe Opera, Boulder Shakespeare Festival, and the Washington, D.C. Opera. Through her business Costumesbykerryjo.com, Bauer has worked extensively in the entertainment industry. Her talents in sewing and craft have been featured in multiple television commercials and infomercials and special effects shops such as Animal Makers and Creature Effects. Her work includes "The Year of the Dragon," "Year of the Horse," and "Year of the Snake" all at Bellagio Las Vegas, and projects for brands such as Pepsi, Vodafone, Samsung, Gorilla Glue, Target, Dole, Career Builders, Sprint, Nickelodeon, and Universal Studios.

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Media Contact: 

Joni Koneval, 330-672-0116, jkoneval@kent.edu