Tesia Benson headshot

Associate Professor
M.F.A., University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Tesia Benson

Tesia Benson headshotAssociate Professor

M.F.A., University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
B.A., Indiana University of Pennsylvania

Tesia Benson is associate professor in make-up and costume construction at Baldwin Wallace University.

Benson has served as resident costume designer for Dobama Theatre (SPT) since 2015. Her designs for Dobama's "Marie Antoinette" were featured in American Theater magazine in May 2016.

Benson served Opera Cleveland as costume coordinator and designed the costumes for their production of La Voix Humaine. She also has designed for Cain Park, Apollo's Fire, Cleveland Public Theater, Beck Center for the Arts, Lakeland Civic Theatre, BIOLA University in La Mirada California, Cleveland State University, Cleveland City School District All City Musical, and Laurel School.

Recent designs include: "Our Town" (BW), "Rock of Ages" (Cain Park), "Hand to God" (Dobama), "Peter and the Starcatcher" (Dobama), and "An Octoroon" (Dobama).

She is a member of the United States Institute for Theatre Technology (USITT), a non-profit organization which aims to advance the skills and knowledge of theatre, entertainment and performing arts professionals involved in the areas of design, production and technology.

Benson holds a Bachelor of Arts in theater from Indiana University of Pennsylvania and a Master of Fine Arts in costume design from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.