Melissa Bruning received a BFA in Theater from Nebraska Wesleyan University and a MFA in Costume Design from Tisch School of the Arts, NYU.  She has designed costumes for several successful independent feature films including Parker, Friends With Kids, Love Ranch, $5 Dollars A Day, Kissing Jessica Stein and Super Troopers to name a few.  Melissa's career began in NYC, where she designed for several theater, opera and dance companies.  Some of the highlights of her stage work has been Louis and Keely Live at the Sahara performed at the Geffen Theater in Los Angeles with film director Taylor Hackford, Anoush an Armenian opera at Michigan Opera Theater in Detroit, The Italian Straw Hat in Santa Barbara with director Frank Corsaro and Mindgame performed Off-Broadway with Keith Carradine and directed by film director Ken Russell.

In addition to film, theater and opera, Melissa also works regularly in national commercials.

If you would like more information, you can visit Melissa's blog.