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Costume Designer


Denitsa Bliznakova is a Bulgarian born costume designer whose design work has been seen nationwide at regional venues including Pasadena Playhouse, Mark Taper Forum, The Old Globe, La Jolla Playhouse, South Coast Repertory, Denver Center for the Performing Arts, Kennedy Center, Cleveland Play House, Williamstown Theatre Festival, and others. Denitsa's work for opera includes productions at Los Angeles Opera, San Diego Opera, and Santa Fe Opera. Costume design credits for other media include films and music videos. At Geffen Playhouse, she previously designed: TRAYF, Constellations, Long Day’s Journey Into Night, Big Sky, and Guards at the Taj (Ovation Award nomination). Nominations for Outstanding Costume Design: LA Stage Alliance Ovation Award and Colorado Theatre Guild Henry Award. She is the 2020 recipient of the Costume Design Award from Costume Society of America. Denitsa is a member of local USA 829, United States Institute for Theatre Technology and Costume Society of America. Denitsa is a Professor and the Head of the M.F.A. Design and Technology program in the School of Theatre, TV, and Film at SDSU.

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