Designer---Chika Shimizu is a scenic and costume designer, living passionately for theatre, opera, dance, and music. Born in Japan and raised in her family of embroidery factory, a love for stories inspired her in becoming a scenic designer. Chika is a graduate of California State University, Fullerton (B.A. in Theatre Arts, Design and Technical Production) and the Yale School of Drama (M.F.A in Design). Chika is a recipient of Donald and Zorca Oenslager Fellowship Award in Design (Yale), Chika is also a freelance illustrator and handcraft card artist.