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Kelly Renko-Clarkson

Instructor, Costume Design; Costume Shop Supervisor
Department of Theatre and Dance,
University of South Carolina

Phone Number: 803-777-2500

Mrs. Renko-Clarkson received her MFA in Costume Technology from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Her costuming credits include; Playmakers Repertory Company, Sante Fe Opera, Utah Shakespeare Festival, Orlando Shakespeare Theatre and the Opera Theatre of Saint Louis. Additionally, she has spent the last three years working as an adjunct professor and staff draper for the University of South Carolina, where she received her BA in theatre. Kelly will supervise the costume shop, assist with patternmaking and construction of costumes, in addition to teaching courses in costume construction. Kelly believes that the quality and completeness of a well-made costume brings a sense of life and dimension to a character, enhancing the overall experience of live theatre. Outside of the costume shop and the university, Kelly enjoys social outings and adventure with friends, her husband and their two “kids” (Ezio, the dog and Selena, the cat).