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Professor James Glavan heads the costume technology program, teaching tailoring, draping, costume construction, mask making, millinery, fabric dyeing, painting and stage makeup. His national theatre credits include the Santa Fe Opera, Boston Opera, Minnesota Opera, Children's Theatre Company of Minneapolis, Hartford Stage Co., Hartford Ballet, Huntington Theatre Co., the Guthrie Theatre, The Utah Shakespeare Festival and Ringling Brothers Circus.
Professor Glavan spent six months in residence as the principle draper/tailor with the Seattle Opera Company working on their production of Richard Wagner's Ring Cycle, designed by Tony Award winner Martin Pakledinaz.
He also spent many years creating characters for Jim Henson Productions in New York City where his work was seen on Sesame Street, the TV sitcom Dinosaurs and in the film The Muppet's Christmas Carol. Professor Glavan has worked internationally at the Bolshoi Theatre in Moscow, The Peoples Art Theatre in Shanghai, the Hong Kong Academy for the Performing Arts and most recently at the Taipei National University of the Arts. In recent years he traveled to Costa Rica where he developed a collaborative multi-media project in environmental "edu-tainment" at the University of Costa Rica. In 2011, Professor Glavan presented a workshop in animatronics for the School of Engineering at La Universidad Pontificia Bolivariana in Medellin, Colombia.
His first book, a major revision of Richard Corson's, Stage Makeup, was published in 2001. Professor Glavan has been honored with both the Gina and Walter Ducloux Fellowship and the Grace Hill Milam Centennial Fellowship in Fine Arts. In the spring of 2000 he was the recipient of the College of Fine Arts Teaching Excellence Award. He presently holds the David Bruton, Jr. Regents Professorship in Fine Arts.
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