student ambassador program

Applications now closed - see you in March!

The Student Ambassador Program is an exceptional opportunity for students to interact with renowned international designers and technicians who are attending the annual conference. Three student members will each be paired with three visiting international guests with similar areas of focus to encourage international networking between student designer/technicians and our global colleagues. Student members will be chosen for this honor in Fort Lauderdale based on their fields of study, compelling application, and letter of recommendation from a mentor.


Program requirements

  • Must be a USITT Student/Early career member

  • Must agree to attend the Fort Lauderdale Conference for the full conference period

Student Ambassador Requirements

2018 Student Ambassador Mentors:


Agata Skwarczynska is a visionary scenographer from Poland. She received the Gold Medal for Performance Design for The Leper: a Melodrama at the WSD2017 in Taipei and co-curated the Polish exhibition for PQ 2011. More info here.


Qin Wenbao, a teacher in the Stage Design Department of the National University of Chinese Theatre Arts, was awarded the Gold Medal for costume design at the WSD 2017 for his imaginative Chinese opera costumes replicating the effect of Chinese ink painting. More info here.

Carolina Jimenez Flores is a performance designer, author, and choreographer/director from Mexico. Her portfolio includes scenic, costume, and lighting designs. Her productions have been included in the World Stage Design in 2005, 2009, and 2017, and will be on display in Fort Lauderdale.

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Liverpool, NY 13088

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