• Kellie Grengs holds an M.F.A. in Costume Design from Tulane University, New Orleans, LA and a B.S. in Apparel Design and Manufacturing from the University of Wisconsin – STOUT. Originally, from the St. Paul, MN area, Kellie has taught theatrical design and public speaking in higher education for over twenty years. She was previously the Costume Director and Designer at Loyola University, New Orleans and has over eighty design credits in her portfolio on various stages in the New Orleans area.

    Film work includes HGTV specials, personal costume assistant to Morgan Freeman on “God Project” as well as numerous small independent films. She had the honor of being the personal costume assistant to Joan Rivers for her touring shows in the New Orleans area.

    Kellie managed New Orleans designer, author, and lecturer Beverly Reese Church for over twenty-five years where she marketed her books, contracted national lectures, maintained social media platforms, website, and managed all aspects of the company. In addition, she managed an architectural glass studio, which designed works for public and private spaces nationally and internationally.

    Kellie is an avid photographer and her published work was in monthly publications of “New Orleans Homes and Lifestyles”, “St. Charles Avenue” and a curated selection in the annual “Southern Glossary”. She is the owner of Kellie Lynn Designs and sells photography wholesale online that directly benefits the causes she supports including animal welfare.

    • Costume Design M.F.A., Tulane University
    • Apparel Design and Manufacturing B.S., University of Wisconsin-Stout

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    • Costume Design for stage and screen
    • Costume construction
    • History of Dress
    • Millinery design
    • Wig and postiche design
    • SPX makeup design
    • Costume Design
    • Principles of Costume Construction
    • Stage Makeup Design
    • History of Dress and Style
    • Best University Production, Big Easy Arts & Entertainment Foundation Costume Design -“These Shining Lives”- 2019
    • Best University Production, Big Easy Arts and Entertainment Foundation Costume Design – “The Christians” - 2018
    • Best University Production, Big Easy Arts and Entertainment Awards Costume Design – “The House that will not Stand” - 2017
    • Best University Production, Big Easy Arts & Entertainment Awards Costume Design – “Godspell” - 2011
    • Best Costume Design, Ambie Awards from Ambush Magazine Costume Design- “A Christmas Carol” - 2007
    • Excellence in Costume Design, Kennedy Center American College Theatre “The Children’s Hour” - 2003
    • Excellence in Costume Design, Kennedy Center American College Theatre Costume Design – “A Doll’s House” - 1995
    • Best Costume Design, Big Easy Arts & Entertainment Award Assistant Costume Design – “The King and I” - 1994

    Kellie has worked on fundraisers for nonprofits for over twenty years and looks forward to engaging the San Antonio community to support the arts and animal welfare.