Designer & Educator
Shelby Newport is a Costume & Makeup Designer based in Michigan. She is an Associate Professor of Theatre & Dance and the Resident Costume Designer at the University of Michigan-Flint.
Shelby received her MFA from Purdue University in 2009 and her undergraduate degree from Cornell College.
She has worked at a number of regional theaters including Colorado Shakespeare Festival, Great River Shakespeare Festival and Glimmerglass Opera. Shelby regularly designs costumes for Tipping Point Theatre and is a Resident Artist at The Purple Rose Theatre Company. During her 2018 sabbatical, she designed costumes for Detroit Public Theatre, Cornell College, and Kickshaw Theatre. Her design work has also been seen internationally at the Turner Contemporary Museum in Margate, England.