La Beene is an Assistant Professor of costume design in Theatre Department at Utah Valley University. She has also taught at BYU, the U of U and before returning to Utah she taught at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. La holds an MFA in Costume Design and Technology from Brigham Young University. She teaches costume history, stage makeup, and costume design & construction courses. She is the resident designer for Center Stage Youth Performers. In addition to teaching, La freelance designs and has worked with theatres across the United States with credits including the US Premiere of The Count of Monte Cristo by Frank Wildhorn, The Sound of Music at Sundance, film, opera and dance. To see more of her work please visit labeene.com.