Sigridur Johannesdottir

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Associate Professor of Costume Design & Technology,
Theatre & Dance Program
Samson Hall, Rm. 107, 2036 H St NW, Washington, DC 20052
[email protected]


Sigridur is a costume designer who specializes and focuses her teaching on reproducing historical costumes based on research as well as dance costumes. Prior to coming on board with GW, she owned and operated her own interior decorative company (Scene Studios, Inc.), as well as a jewelry and handbag company, She is the resident costume designer for Washington Stage Guild (DC), Ambassador Theatre (DC), and MetroStage in Alexandria VA. Most recent shows are Widowers' Houses and The Last Train to Nibroc (WSG), and Blackberry Daze (MS).


Current Research

Sigridur is curating Icelandic costume designs to be entered in an International costume design exhibit
to be held in Moscow, June 2019 (Innovative Costume of the 21st Century: The Next Generation)


BA in Icelandic Language and Literature and History from University of Iceland
MFA in Theatre Design with emphasis on costume design from West Virginia University

Professional Organizations

USITT (United States Institute of Theatrical Technology)