School of Theatre, Television and Film


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Denitsa Bliznakova

Professor, Head of Design/Technology MFA program, Graduate Advisor

Costume Design

Office: DA 217


Denitsa Bliznakova leads the Costume Design Program in the School of Theatre, Television and Film at San Diego State University. She is a professional costume designer whose work has been seen nation-wide at venues such as: Old Globe Theatre, San Diego Opera, San Jose Rep, Cleveland Playhouse, A Noise Within, Falcon Theatre, New Repertory Theatre, Long Wharf Theatre, and Williamstown Theatre Festival, among others.

Costume design and stylist credits for other media include various music videos, short and full length films. As an assistant designer, Denitsa has worked at the Santa Fe Opera, Long Wharf Theatre, and Williamstown Theatre Festival. She also has either supervised or consulted on productions at the San Diego Opera, Quixote Studios, and the Soul Dance, Fusion of Space and Mind production at the Bloomsbury Theatre in London.

Denitsa’s academic background includes a B.F.A. in Fashion Design at the Parson’s School of Design in Paris and NYC and M.F.A. in Theatre from Brandeis University. Awards and honors nominated and received include: Ruth Morley Costume Design award, USITT Young Designers Forum presenter, Academy of Television Arts and Sciences competition finalist, and two Golden Thimble Awards and Designer of the year nomination at Parsons School of Design. Denitsa is a member of United Scenic Artists local 829 Union, United States Institute for Theatre Technology and Costume Society of America.

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