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CHRISI KARVONIDES - DUSHENKO received her MFA in Theater Design from Yale School of Drama.  She has over twenty-five years experience as a professional costume designer in theater, film and television. In 2003, she received an Emmy for American Dreams, for “Outstanding Costume Design for a Television Series.” Other Emmy nominations include American Horror Story.  From the Earth to the Moon, produced by Tom Hanks, and Carnivàle.  She created the characters look in numerous TV pilots such as Pan Am, Witches of Eastwick, and The Frontier in Australia.  Feature films include The Glass House, Beautiful and Loss of a Teardrop Diamond.  On Broadway, Chrisi designed the costumes of August Wilson’s production Two Trains Running.  Currently Chrisi is a Full Professor of Costume Design at the UCLA School of Theater Film and Television and is designing the costumes for a new HBO series Getting On.