Christina Dinkel


YearRole / TypeName of Production / DirectorCompany / Venue
2016Costume Designer
A Midsummer Night's DreamSanta Cruz Shakespeare
2013 - 2016Costume Designer & Educator
Various ProductionsBentley School
2010 - 2016Substitute/Guest Lecturer
Design Concept Development (2016), Senior Seminar (2015), Introduction to Design (2011), History of Theater Design (2010)University of California Santa Cruz
2015Costume Designer
Hookman*Encore Theatre Company
Z Space
2015Costume Designer
EARTHY: An Ecosex Bootcamp*Written & Presented by Annie Sprinkle & Beth Stephens
2015Costume Stylist
Ecosexuals Unite*Performance Art Piece developed by Annie Sprinkle & Beth Stephens for the SF MOMA
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art
2015Assistant Costume Designer
Fred's Diner*, This Golden State: Part One Delano*, Sister Play*Magic Theatre
2015Costume Designer
Holiday High Jinx*Word for Word
Z Space
2015Costume Designer
123: a play about abandonment and ballroom dancing*San Francisco Playhouse
2013Costume Designer
Cosi fan tutteUniversity of California Santa Cruz
2013Costume Designer
The Complete Works of Shakespeare, The Taming of the ShrewShady Shakespeare Theatre Company
2012Assistant Stager and Dresser
California Shakespeare Theater Annual GalaCalifornia Shakespeare Theater
2012Costume Craftsperson
Honk!Shakespeare Santa Cruz
2012Assistant Costume Designer
HamletCalifornia Shakespeare Theater
2012Costume Designer
Twelfth NightShakespeare To Go for Shakespeare Santa Cruz
2011 - 2012Costume Designer
Of Mice and Men, Krapp's Last Tape, The House of Blue Leaves, The World Goes 'Round, Hello and Goodbye, Blithe Spirit, Gunmetal BluesJewel Theatre
2012Costume Designer
Tree City Legends*Intersection for the Arts & Youth Speaks (2012), Youth Speaks at the National Performance Network's Annual Meeting in Philadelphia (2012 & 2015)
2010 - 2011Teaching Assistant
History of Theater Design, History of Clothing & Costume, Muppet MagicUniversity of California Santa Cruz
2011Assistant Craftsperson
Shakespeare Santa Cruz
2011Jewelry Technician
Jesus in India*Magic Theatre
2011Assistant Costume Designer
Legacy of LightSan Jose Repertory Theatre
2011Assistant Costume Designer
The Comedy of ErrorsShakespeare Santa Cruz
2011Costume Designer
The Last Five YearsCabrillo Stage
2010Assistant Craftsperson
Shakespeare Santa Cruz
2010Jewelry Technician
Love's Labours LostShakespeare Santa Cruz
2010Cadiz Construction
La BêteAsolo Repertory Theatre
2010Wardrobe Mistress
ScroogeCabrillo Stage
  • Education

    20115th Year Graduate Certificate ProgramUniversity of California, Santa Cruz
    2010BA: Theater Design in Art Historical ContextUniversity of California, Santa Cruz
    2005Summer Art ExperienceAcademy of Art University

    Industry Awards

    Florence French Scholarship, University of California Santa Cruz

    Dean's Award for Excellence in Design, University of California Santa Cruz

    "Most Outstanding Student" in Fashion Design, Academy of Art University

    Additional Skills

    Costume Design

    Adobe Photoshop

    Dress History

    Art History

    Extensive experience developing New Works

    Purchasing & Budgeting

    Costume Documentation

    Costume Crafts


    Knitwear & Fiber Arts

    Jewelry Construction

    Advanced Sewing

    About me

    Christina Dinkel is a San Francisco based costume designer and studied theatre and design at the University of California Santa Cruz, where she received her B.A. in Theatrical Design in Art Historical Context and later completed the 5th Year Graduate Program. Her multidisciplinary approach to costume design has won her numerous awards, including the Dean’s Award for Excellence in the Arts and the Florence French Scholarship. Some of Christina's most noted works include the costume styling for Annie Sprinkle & Beth Stephen's Ecosexuals Unite at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, the costume design for Jewel Theatre Company's 2011-2012 full season, Intersection for the Arts' world premiere of Tree City Legends, and the world premiere of Lauren Yee's Hookman opening at Encore Theatre Co. Christina is also a highly trained assistant costume designer, working with companies such as Magic Theatre, Shakespeare Santa Cruz, California Shakespeare Theater, and San Jose Repertory Theatre. You can see more of her work at

  • Skills

    Years in industry
    • 6+ years
    Languages Spoken
    • English
    Experienced In
    • Community
    • Drama
    • Exhibitions
    • Experimental
    • Festival
    • Live Events
    • Musicals
    • New Writing
    • Opera
    • Outdoor Events
    • Shakespeare
    • Tragedy
    Work Permits
    • USA