Jeannie Marie Galioto, MFA
Adjunct Assistant Professor
Costume Shop Manager
Jeannie is a local costume designer that has experience designing for theater, dance, film, television, advertising, fashion, as well as music videos and live musical performers. She has assisted Broadway designer and tony nominee Paul Tazewell as well as oscar nominee Ruth Carter. She has worked on costumes for bands like 'Slipknot' and created many of the headpieces seen in the film "Drop Dead Gorgeous". Currently, she works at La Jolla Playhouse as the lead crafts artisan in the costume shop and does some assistant design work. Please visit her website at jeanniegalioto.com
Jeannie has a M.F.A. In Costume Design from San Diego State University and a B.S. From the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities in Costume Design with a minor in Studio Arts. She has also studied millinery with Wayne Wickern in Seattle.
Scholarly and Creative Work
Jeannie has been designing costumes for eighteen years for theaters all over San Diego, Seattle, and Minneapolis. She won the Beth Mulligan award for Emerging Female Artists in Minneapolis. This past year she designed 'Good Boys' for Mo'Olelo Performing Arts Co., 'Twist' at Diversionary theater, and 'Speed the Plow' at Ion Theater co. A sampling of other theaters she has designed at are: San Diego Repertory theatre, The Asian American Theatre Co., Shakespeare in the Park, the Guthrie Lab, The History Theater, Mixed Blood Theatre, Park Square Theatre, and Theatre Mu. Jeannie has also taught Costume History and Textiles at the Arts Instititues International, Textiles at the Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising, Introduction to Design Technology at San Diego State University, and Introduction to Stage Costume Design at Palomar College.
Jeannie wants to help create well-rounded students that work collaboratively and understand how costume design helps to create fully realized characters. In addition to understanding and appreciating the art, she wants her students to have the knowledge of how to create that art and make it happen. She wants to share her years of experience and enthusiasm for the craft of costume design.