Christina Leinicke Collins is completing her Masters of Fine Arts in the field of Costume Design and Technology. Originally from St. Louis, Missouri, Christina attended Illinois State University where she earned her BS in Theatrical Design & Production. In April of 2011 Christina competed at the Kennedy Center’s American College Theatre Festival for the Barbizon Award in Theatrical Design for a production designed at the University of Alabama in the Fall of 2010, The Bourgeois Gentleman. Her work as a technologist has been seen at the Illinois Shakespeare Festival, Heritage Theatre Festival, and the Utah Shakespeare Festival. As a designer, Christina’s work has been seen at Illinois State University, the University of Virginia, Heritage Theatre Festival, and the University of Alabama. This summer Christina is working at the Utah Shakespeare Festival as they celebrate their 50th season of theatrical excellence. In the Fall of 2011, after one more football season at Bama, she will have completed her MFA and will begin work around the country, pursuing internships and fellowships in her field.
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