Anne Medlock-Ely is Associate Professor of Costume Design at West Texas A&M University, where she has designed and taught since earning her MFA from Kent State University in 2006. She has designed a diverse multitude of plays and musicals including Cabaret, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, The Madness of George III, By the Bog of Cats, and Urinetown : The Musical.
Medlock-Ely created WT’s costume curriculum and enjoys teaching Costume Design, Costume Technology, Stage Makeup and Introduction to Theatre courses. She designs the costumes for several WT productions each year and advises students in costume design, wig and make-up design and wardrobe.
Medlock-Ely is a member of United States Institute of Theatre Technology and Texas Educational Theatre Association. She advises technical theatre majors, especially those with an emphasis in costume design.
Medlock-Ely has designed costumes in professional and educational theatres in Illinois, Colorado, Ohio, New York and Texas. Her interests include costume history, social history, gender studies in relation to dress and fabric modification and construction.
Medlock cultivates a foolproof garden and loves knitting, hiking, and reading. She and her husband live in Amarillo, enjoying the zany antics of their lovable border collie Joey and talkative gray tabby cat Tundra.