Michelle Harvey (USA 829, MFA) is an Assistant Professor with the Missouri State University Department of Theatre and Dance.  She is a member of United Scenic Artists Local 829, a union and professional association for designers, artists, and craftspeople in the entertainment and decorative arts industries.   Recent design credits for MSU include scenic and projection design for the world premiere production of In Vain, scenic and projection design for She Kills Monsters, and co-projection design for Working.  For MSU’s professional summer theatre (Tent Theatre), Michelle designed the sets and video for Xanadu, Grease and The 39 Steps. Michelle has designed regionally in the DFW area at Stage West, The Dallas Children’s Theater (including 3 national tours), Uptown Players, and Theatre Three among others as well as creating concert events for the Turtle Creek Chorale and Spectacular Senior Follies.  Elsewhere, she has designed in Florida (Florida State University), Arizona (Arizona Repertory Theatre, Borderlands Theatre, Desert Voices), Ohio (Kent State University Trumbull Campus, Youngstown Playhouse), and Pennsylvania (Kennedy Catholic High School).  Michelle earned her bachelor’s degree in theatre at The Ohio State University and her MFA degree at the University of Arizona in Tucson.  She has been a member and held various leadership positions with the United States Institute of Theatre Technology (USITT) since 2001.

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