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Igor Roussanoff

Visiting Professor of Drama

Carol Belk Theatre, 127
828.251.6231
iroussan@unca.edu

Igor Roussanoff is an internationally acclaimed artist who has worked professionally around the world for more than 25 years as a costume and set designer, producer, and art director. His work has been praised by theatre critics Anna Kisselgoff and Jack Anderson of the New York Times, James Nelson of the Birmingham News, and Christopher Rawson of the Pittsburgh Post Gazette. Igor designed costumes for the Stars of Bolshoi, and the principal dancers of The American Ballet Theatre. He worked with legendary directors such as Dame Sonia Arova and Thor Sutowski, Mark DeGarmo, Wes Chapman, Victor Lytvynov, John Cage, Michael Khusied, Richard Helldobler to name a few.

In 2010, Igor received the J. F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts Merit Award for “Excellence in Costume Design” for the production of “As You Like It” at West Chester University. He is currently a visiting professor of costume design at the University of North Carolina Asheville and curator of the Bakhrushin Central State Theatre Museum (BCSTM) in Moscow, Russia. He is also a costume designer in residence for Mark DeGarmo and Dancers in New York City.

EDUCATION

Kiev State Art Institute, 1975-1981 M.F.A. - Theatre Art and Costume Design Kiev (former USSR). 
       Thesis: “Russian theatre of the 20th century ”Alexandra Exter” Diploma Design project: Ballet “Yaroslavna”,
       Theatre  “King Lear”
Fashion Institute of Technology, SUNY 1989-1993 (Non-degree) – Concentration: Fashion design,
       patternmaking NY, NY
Ukrainian State School of Fine Art, 1968 -1973 Painting, sculpture, drawing. Kiev (former USSR)

COURSES

DRAM 324: Theatre Tech Investigation: Costume Construction
DRAM 373: The Art of Fashion 
DRAM 425: Design Investigations: Make-Up
DRAM 425: Design Investigations: Costumes for the Stage
ARTS 310: The Art of Fashion

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

2012 – present: Bakhrushin State Central Theatre Museum, Moscow, Russia • Curator
2005 – present: Roussanoff Costume Design & Construction, Co • Executive Director/Designer
1992 – present: Mark DeGarmo & Dancers, NY. NY • Costume Designer in residence
2005 – 2009: Pittsburgh Fashion Academy, Pittsburgh PA • Executive Director/Instructor
2000 – 2003: Susan Hefner & Dancers, NY. NY • Costume Designer in residence
1994 – 1997: Alabama Ballet/Ballet South, Birmingham, AL • Costume Designer

HONORS and AWARDS

2011 - “BEST COSTUME DESIGN”, University Theatre Production of “Misanthrope” West Chester University of Pennsylvania.
2010 - “EXCELLENCE IN COSTUME DESIGN”, The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, 2009 – 2010 Merit Award, for the production of “As You Like It”  West Chester University of Pennsylvania.

 PERMANENT COLLECTIONS

 A.A. BAKHRUSHIN STATE CENTRAL THEATRE MUSEUM Moscow, Russia
         31 Renderings for the production of the “The Nutcracker” 2010
Costume of Prince Siegfried “Swan Lake”
Costume of Cavalier-Waltz of the Flowers “The Nutcracker”
Costume of Swanhilda “Coppelia”
Costumes reconstruction of Salome, Iridiada, and Priest from “Salome” A. Exter
HISTORY AND RECONSTRUCTION MUSEUM OF MOSCOW Moscow, Russia
Costumes reconstruction of Epolite from “Phaedra” Vesnin
Costumes of Thor from “Aelita, Queen of Mars” A. Exter
Costume for Klop from “Klop” Rodchenko 

Contact Information

CPO #1700
One University Heights
Asheville, NC 28804
Office: 828.251.6610
Email: drama@unca.edu