Rebecca Baygents Turk is a professional costume designer and arts educator with over twenty years of experience, whose art has been featured by premier theatre and ballet companies around the globe. She promotes empathy, curiosity, and play through her design and teaching practices. She is currently the Visiting Assistant Professor of Costume Design in the Department of Theatre at Denison University. Rebecca also leads sewing and craft workshops in community and museum settings with participants from 5 to 60+ years of age. She holds a PhD in Arts Administration, Education and Policy with a specialization in Art Education and an interdisciplinary specialization in the Analysis of Material Culture. Her research interests include trans-disciplinary educational practices, material culture, costuming & performance, and practice as research. Rebecca is a proud member of United Scenic Artists, Local 829.