Program Faculty

Camille Benda
Head of Costume Design
cbenda@calarts.edu
661-291-2061
E103B1

With over 20 years experience working in film, theatre and commercials, Camille Benda has enjoyed the process of supporting directors, producers and actors in realizing their creative vision through costume. Camille’s research-led design approach started with a love of art history and... Continue reading »

Ellen McCartney
Director of Experience Design and Production
emcartny@calarts.edu
661-291-3401
E123-3

Professional work in LA includes: Switzerland (Geffen Playhouse), PeP! (Machine Project),  Prometheus Bound (Getty Villa), King Lear (the Brewery) The Treatment (Boston Court), PeP! (Machine Project), Track 3 ( Bootleg) Bones (CTG/ Kirk Douglas Theatre), Café Oublie,  Dry Cleaning, Tug... Continue reading »

Victor Sandoval Torres
Costume Shop Director
vsandovaltorres@calarts.edu
661-253-7742
E103E

Victor Sandoval Torres holds a BFA in Theater Management from California Institute of the Arts, and has been Associate Costume Shop Manager for the School of Theater since 2017. At CalArts, Victor enjoys guiding BFA and MFA students through the physical production process, including sourcing and... Continue reading »

Hunter Wells
Faculty, School of Theater
Costume Design
hwells@calarts.edu

Hunter Wells studied Biology as an undergraduate, and his interest in the natural world continues to inform his artistic practice. Hunter spent three years touring with Cirque du Soleil before pursuing an MFA in Design from CalArts. Since graduation, Hunter has designed for numerous LA-area... Continue reading »

* Faculty Emeritus
Part-time Faculty