Faculty Profile

Ann Kessler

Associate Professor

VUCA B-405


Ann Kessler has been at Valparaiso University since 1996 where she has designed costumes for more than 40 departmental productions, including The Magic Flute, The Importance of Being Earnest, Into the Woods, The Pirates of Penzance, and Miss Julie. Other professional design credits include productions at The University of Michigan, Moorhead State University, Oakland University, European Repertory Company - Chicago, Shattered Globe Theatre - Chicago, and the Flint Youth Ballet - Michigan.  She holds a MFA in Design from the University of Michigan-Ann Arbor, is a member of USITT National and Midwest, and is an active respondent for KC/ACTF.   In addition to her design work at VU, Professor Kessler is also the co-Director of the Valparaiso University Dance Ensemble. 


MFA - University of Michigan-Ann Arbor, 1993

Research Interests

Costume and Fashion History
Modes and manners of dress throughout the ages

Professional Affiliations

  • USITT - National and Midwest
    Association of design, production, and technology professionals in the performing arts and entertainment industry