Teka England is an academic overachiever with history degrees from the University of Puget Sound and Penn State and an MFA in Costume Production from Boston University. Her focus from an early age has been on historic and folk costume, but she also loves to work in uncommon materials and will never shy away from a rhinestone.
She has worked wardrobe with Blue Man Group, Lyric Theater of Oklahoma and IATSE Local 112. She has made puppets with Michael Curry Designs, and been on costume construction crews at the Seattle Opera, American Repertory Theater, the Boston University Opera Institute, Lake Tahoe Shakespeare Festival, and the Idaho Shakespeare Festival. She was the shop manager/lead draper and an occasional designer at Butler University, the Professional Draper at the University of Oklahoma, and is currently the Cutter/Draper at the University of Kentucky in Lexington, working on dance, theater, musical theater and opera and trying to complete a first draft of a tutu construction textbook.
Teka is a member in good standing of IATSE 346 Lexington and the Society for Creative Anachronism (SCA) and holds a first level award for costuming from the SCA Middle Kingdom and the Kingdom of Ansteorra as well as being a past Arts and Sciences Minister for the Barony of Namron (Norman, OK) Arts and Sciences Champion for the Canton of Skorragardr (Shawnee, OK). She's also a proud member of Techblr, the Tumblr theater tech community.
She lives most of the year in Lexington, KY, but can also occasionally be found in Portland, OR.