Cherie Acosta

Assistant Professor
Office: Theatre Arts 217
Phone: 409-880-8150


  • B.A. in Theatre & Film Education, Brigham Young University
  • M.F.A. Theatre: Costume Design & Technology, University of Houston

A California native, Ms. Acosta has been working in the field of theatre since 1993 as a teacher, director and costume designer. She has owned and operated arts programs and worked in higher education program management and marketing. She trained in costume design under the direction of Kevin Rigdon and Paige Wilson at the University of Houston. Her design credits include Katrina the Bridge, Big Love, The Importance of Being Earnest, As You Like It, Landscape of the Body. Wild Oats, Up, Blood Wedding and Round to name a few.

Ms. Acosta has also produced designs for professional dance companies in Houston such as 6 Degrees Dance, Karen Stokes Dance Company and Becky Valls and Company. Her works have premiered at the University of Houston and at the Houston Big Range Dance Festival, Diverse Works and The Barn. Ms. Acosta’s designs can be seen an upcoming combination dance and film project with Karen Stokes Dance titled Deep: Seaspace in honor of the centennial of the Houston Ship Channel.