Clara Jean Kelly

Instructor, Costume Design and Production


Clara Jean Kelly (she, her, hers) is an Assistant Professor of Costume, Costume Designer, and Costume Technician based in Tuscaloosa, AL. She has her MFA in Costume Design from Florida State University and does freelance costume design all over the United States. Clara Jean has previously worked as the Costume Shop Manager and as a Costume Designer at the Cincinnati Shakespeare Company, and has performed duties as Costume Shop Manager, Adjunct Professor, and Residential Costume Designer at King’s College in Wilkes-Barre, PA and at Illinois Wesleyan University in Bloomingotn, IL. Other notable positions include the Costume Shop Manager and Costume Designer at Theater at Monmouth in Monmouth, ME and the Residential Costume Designer and Shop Manager at The Hippodrome State Theater in Gainesville, FL.