Head of Design
Director of BFA in Design
Associate Professor of Theatre Practice in Costume Design
BFA Carnegie Mellon University
Christina Haatainen-Jones is the Director of Design and an Associate Professor of Theatre Practice at the USC School of Dramatic Arts. She works as a costume designer and sculptor for theatre, film, dance and manufacturing. She has designed costumes for the Geffen Playhouse, La Jolla Playhouse, the Old Globe Theatre, The Pasadena Playhouse, and the Denver Center, among others. As a sculptor, Haatainen-Jones work can be seen in the Star Trek films, Pirates of the Caribbean III, The Chronicles of Riddick, Masters of the Universe and The Last Starfighter, to name a few.
She has also designed for museums and theme parks, notably the costumes for the Lincoln Museum in Springfield, Ill. –where 12 of her portrait paintings are also on display – and for shows for Disneyland and Tokyo Disney Seas.