Genevieve V. Beller is a costume designer and artist working for stage, tent and screen. She is dedicated to the idea that art matters because people matter.
Notable design credits include What’s Your Wish (New York Musical Festival), De Novo (New York Theatre Workshop), Breeders (Access Theatre), The Assignment (ART NY), Do This (Gulfshore Playhouse), Seussical the Musical (Orlando Repertory Theatre) and Billy Bishop Goes to War (The National WWI Museum). Genevieve is currently designing costumes for Planet X (Circus Juventas) and I Want to F*** Like Romeo and Juliet, a new play by Andrew Rincon opening at The Flea Theatre. She is a Designer in Residence with New Light Theater Project.
A newcomer to the tv and film world, Genevieve’s work on the screen has included collaborations with Improv Everywhere, Bosch Hardware and Superbowl LIV.
As an associate/assistant, Genevieve has worked with and been mentored by some of the greatest talents the costume industry has to offer. Colleen Atwood, Willa Kim, Jane Greenwood, Gregory Gale, Lindsay W. Davis and Jayne Layne (former assistant to Edith Head) have all had a hand in Genevieve’s trajectory as an artist.
Genevieve is a founding member of Costume Professionals for Wage Equity where she dedicates her time and talents to outreach, education and alliances with theatre artists and institutions who share her goal of creating a more diverse and equitable theatre landscape through Wage Reform. The organization currently hosts 1000+ members and is well on its way to becoming a force for change in the entertainment industry.
Genevieve holds a BFA and MFA in Costume Design and Technology from the University of Florida and the University of Missouri-Kansas City. As an educator, she has traveled the United States and abroad, teaching the fundamentals of costume design and construction at the high school and college level. Genevieve finds mentorship extremely rewarding and is currently offering workshops and lectures in Costume Design, Costume Construction, Costume Crafts, Wearable Technology and the Business of Design. She is available for travel and video lectures as well as individual mentorship.
In her spare time, Genevieve does her part to subvert gender stereotypes by creating and selling “Candi Staches,” hand-tied glitter mustaches in a variety of colors and styles for self-expression beyond the binary. She makes her home in New York among a vibrant community of storytellers, artisans and bodega cats.
Portfolio samples can be found at www.gvbeller.com.