About this Artist
Union Costume Designer with the Costume Designer's Guild 892 and USA Local 829.
As a collaborative artist Halei has had the privilege of working with many theatre companies across the country and is always looking for more adventures and collaborators. Now based in Los Angeles,
Halei is a member of Chalk Repertory Theatre’s Artistic Circle, a Company Member at Rogue Machine Theatre, the Resident Costume Designer for the Troubadour Theatre for several years, and a member of the adjunct faculty at Cal State Los Angeles' Department of Music, Theatre, and Dance.
In 2016 Halei was nominated for an LA Stage Alliance Ovation Award for her costume designs for The Hairy Ape for the Odyssey Theatre Ensemble and was again nominated in 2018 for her work on How The Princh Stole Christmas with the Troubadour Theatre Company. In 2020, Halei was a recipient of the Gratitude and Tonic grant from The Princess Grace Foundation US for her work sewing masks and making art to uplift her community. In 2022, she was honored with a nomination for a Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle award for her costume design of Lizastrata at the Getty Villa.
In addition to theatrical costume designs Halei also designs costumes for film, TV, commercials, dance, opera, circus, and immersive experiences.
Her artistic skills are not limited to costume design but also extend to chalk art, digital and analog collage, photo-realistic portraiture, theatrical photography, leather work, and metal-smithing.