Bag&Baggage Productions board of directors and staff. (photo by Casey Campbell Photography)

Melissa Heller

My partnership with Bag&Baggage has been one of the most creative and successful of my career. I’m thrilled and honored to be a part of this passionate company.

Melissa Heller
Resident Costume Designer

A ten year Portland Resident,  Melissa splits her time between heading the costume shop and designing costumes at Pacific University and designing for local area theater companies. Melissa holds a B.S. in Apparel Design from Oregon State University which is where her interest in costumes for theater began. She worked in the costume shop until she graduated in 2008 and moved to Portland to pursue her career in the apparel industry. Melissa reignited her passion for the costume design in 2010 when she began work with Oregon Ballet Theater. Since then she has designed for numerous production companies including Mt. Hood Community College; Broadway Rose Theater Company; St. Mary’s Academy; Oregon Children’s Theater; Portland Actor’s Ensemble; and is the Resident Costume Designer for Bag&Baggage Productions and for Pacific University.  Her recent works include Romeo & Juliet, March of the Falsettos; with Pacific University; Farndale Ave…Murder at Checkmate Manor; Romeo&Juliet (Layla&Majnun); and A Christmas Carol with Bag&Baggage Productions. Melissa thanks Bag&Baggage Productions for this engaging partnership.