Zhanna Goldentul

Associate Professor (Term), Resident Costume and Makeup Designer


Zhanna Goldentul is the Costume Designer for the University of Louisville Theatre Arts department. She is a member of the United Scenic Artists' Union 829 Local CD. Goldentul teaches students in Costume and Makeup Design, Sewing, Costume Construction, and Pattern Making. Zhanna’s students assist her on Main Stage productions to learn wide range of design skills. She takes a great pride of her recent graduates who work in professional fields, Academy Award winning films and TV shows. Others run World tours for singers and performing artists, and establish their own fashion companies. Before moving from Russia to the U.S., Zhanna Goldentul received her training in Costume Design from the Moscow Theatrical Arts College. After graduation she has worked in Russian Theaters, such as the Old Drama Theatre, Bolshoy Theater, the Moscow Contemporary Theatre, New Jewish Musical Group, and various Ballet Companies. Zhanna has earned her Master’s Degree at UofL, and has designed costumes in Louisville at Stage One Family Theater, and The JCC Center Stage Theater. Her recent design credits for UofL Theater Arts include: A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum, Cage Rhythm,Metamorphoses, How I Learned to Drive, Once on This Island, King Lear, and many more. Goldentul also co-wrote play adaptation of The Master and Margarita.

Costume Design, Sketching and Rendering, Pattern Making, Sewing, Costume Construction, and Stage Makeup.