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Danielle Preston is a Washington DC based costume designer working in theater, opera, and dance. She has been so grateful for the opportunity to explore characters through the vehicle of clothing and while creating a focus on the human experience.

Recent designs at Olney Theatre Center, Berkshire Theater Group, Hangar Theater, Chicago Opera Theater, Mosaic Theater Company,  & Arena Stage. 

Danielle holds a M.F.A. in Costume Design from the University of North Carolina School of the Arts. Danielle received the 2023 Opera America Tobin Director/Designer Prize, 2015 Kenan Costume Fellow for the Kennedy Center for Performing Arts and 2013 A.J. Fletcher Opera Institute Fellowship in Costume Design.

Danielle has taught costume design, introduction to theatrical makeup, costume technology, introduction to theatrical vision and introduction to theater. Danielle currently teaches at Montgomery College.

Danielle was nominated for Broadway World Berkshires Regional Award for Best Costume Design for B.R.O.K.E.N. code B.I.R.D. switchin and listed on DC Metro Theater Arts 2018 Staff Favorites: Outstanding Design Elements for her design for Long Way Down at the Kennedy Center.

Contact:  daniellelizabethpreston@gmail.com

Member: United Scenic Artists Local 829, Costume Society of America, and The Costume Society UK, OPERA America

CURRENT / UPCOMING PROJECTS​​

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  • January 2023- Children’s Theatre Company, Locomotion, Director: Talvin Wilks

  • March 2023- Studio Theatre, Clyde's, Director: Candis C. Jones

  • March 2023- Olney Theatre Center, A Nice Indian Boy, Director: Zi Alikhan

  • May 2023- Signature Theater, Passing Strange, Director: Raymond Caldwell

  • June 2023- Theater J, One Jewish Boy, Director: Johanna Gruenhut

  • June 2023- 1st Stage, The Last Match, Director: Alex Levy

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For inquires about upcoming or potential collaborations, design assistant work, etc.

 please email: daniellelizabethpreston@gmail.com

 

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