Nancy Hills designs costumes this summer for Sense and Sensibility!
Nancy was born in a Studebaker in San Mateo, California. She is a Full Professor at Utah State University and head of the Theatre Costume Design program at USU’s Caine College of the Arts .
Her favorite plays to design are period pieces which include her previous credits: Les Liaisons Dangereuses, Good Night Desdemona, Good Morning Juliet, Pride and Prejudice, Amadeus, To Kill a Mockingbird, A Little Night Music, The Miser, Enchanted April, Our Country’s Good, Emma, Much Ado About Nothing and The Miser. She also designed at the Artist Repertory Theatre in Portland, Oregon including Next to Normal, And So It Goes, The Playboy of the Western World and Blithe Spirit and the Salt Lake Acting Company Premiere productions of Streetlight Woodpecker and Winter.
She is a member of the Costume Society of America, the Costume Society of Great Britain and the U.S. Institute of Theatre Technology. In 2013 she was the recipient of the Janet Arnold Award from the Society of Antiquaries in London where she was funded to take patterns from two historic clothing collections in Herefordshire; the Hereford Museum and Art Gallery housed at the Resource Center in Hereford and the Charles Wade collection housed at Berrington Hall in Leominster United Kingdom. Both Berrington Hall and The Hereford Museum hosted exhibits of white garments made from the patterns. Those exhibits were called Symphony in White and Shades of White. Shades of White will be on display in the Tippets Art Gallery this fall as part of the Caine College of the Arts Year of the Arts.
In 2013 Nancy gave a TEDxTalk, which can be found on YouTube on the impact of WWII on clothing called, Make Do and Mend. She is the mother of twin sons, Douglas and Tristan.