Heather McCreless

Costume Studio Supervisor
Classical & Contemporary Dance
Erma Lowe Hall

h.mccreless@tcu.edu | 817-257-7615


Texas Christian University, BA
      Radio, TV, Film with a minor in Fashion Design

Courses Taught

Directed Studies in Costume Design & Construction

A native Texan, Heather graduated from Texas Christian University where she received her BA in Theatre / Radio, TV, Film with a minor in Fashion Design. She began her costuming career at Texas Ballet Theatre where she continued to create special pieces for the company throughout the years. Heather received further training at Costume Symposiums sponsored by USITT. She was a Draper/Cutter, Stitcher and Designer for numerous theatre companies, including Oregon Shakespeare Festival, Denver Theatre Center, FW Opera and Theatre TCU. As a member of the Local 803 Wardrobe Union she stitched and dressed National Broadway Tours. Heather has taught Practical Costuming and instructed individual students in the Art of Costuming for Theatre TCU. She is happy to share her passion for the performing arts with TCU’s SCCDance as Dance Costume Shop Supervisor.


I.A.T.S.E. – International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees, Local 803 – since 1987

All levels of costume support for touring Broadway Shows

Texas Ballet Theatre 25+ years: cutter/stitcher

Professional Theatrical Costume Production

Ashland, OR

Dallas, TX

Fort Worth Opera, TX

Casa Mañana, Fort Worth, TX

Denver Theatre Center, CO

TCU Theatre Costume Studio Costume Technician 1990-2017

Practical Costuming Lab Instructor (TCU)

Oversight and instruction for student costume crews

Dye lab/color theory instruction

DANC 20300 and DANC 40300 – Directed Studies (S24)