Claudia Stefany is a freelance Costume Designer and Stage Director in the greater New York area and abroad having just completed a year as the Associate Artistic Director at the SHAPE Performing Arts Center on a NATO base outside of Brussels, Belgium. A musical theatre major at the University of Cincinnati’s College Conservatory of Music, Claudia went on to graduate from Baldwin-Wallace University in Cleveland and was a charter member of the Cincinnati Playhouse-in-the-Park’s acting intern company. She has designed costumes for Westchester Broadway Theatre as well as a variety of community theaters and Non-Equity venues throughout the tri-state area. She was the Wardrobe Supervisor at Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival for 2 seasons having previously served as the resident Costume Designer at Stage Left Children’s Theatre. An Elmwood member for over 12 years, Claudia has directed, produced, performed in, or designed over 20 shows and musicals including Spring Awakening, Enchanted April and Sunday in the Park With George among others. Claudia has two children Emma and Sam, lives in Tappan, New York and is a second term board member.