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Alina Bokovikova

Designer Biography

Alina Bokovikova is a freelance costume designer based in California. Born in Lugansk, Ukraine, she was raised in Russia where she completed her Masters Degree in Education at Novosibirsk State Pedagogical University. Her theatre career started eleven years ago when she moved to California with her family. After costuming three seasons for the Redlands Theatre Festival, Alina decided to turn her passion into her profession, earning an MFA in Costume Design from the University of California, San Diego.

Ms. Bokovikova has designed more than fifty productions for theatre, opera and dance. Her credits include A Doll's House (The Old Globe Theatre), Excavating Escondido (La Jolla Playhouse), The Great American Trailer Park Musical (San Diego Repertory Theatre),

References to Salvador Dali Make Me Hot; A Man, His Wife, and His Hat; A Raisin in the Sun (MOXIE Theatre), Agrippina; The Magic Flute (Opera Neo), Plays by Young Writers (Playwrights Project), and Joe Turner's Come and Gone; Camino Real; Hedda Gabler (UC San Diego). As the Resident Costume Designer at North Coast Repertory Theatre, Alina has designed Falling Angels, Romance Romance, School for Lies, Broken Glass, Words By, The Underpants, This, and Henry IV. Alina loves collaborating with dance artists. Selected credits include Ballet Les Noces for Allyson Green; Blurred Borders for Patricia Rincon; the film Stereoblind and the multi­media piece Bird Lady for Rebecca Salzer.

Alina's designs for Camino Real won a San Diego Patté Award and were presented at the 2011 Prague Quadrennial. Her renderings have been purchased by private collectors in the USA and Russia.

Ms. Bokovikova derives great pleasure from teaching and mentoring students at UC San Diego, the Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising, and Grossmont Community College. She believes in theatre as a vital art form and a powerful educational experience.

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Costume at the Turn of the Century (1990 - 2015) - Moscow, Russia - - June-August 2015

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