Janna

Janna Perry is the Costume Director/Designer for ESRT. A self-taught designer, Janna began sewing as a child and gained valuable fashion apparel manufacturing skills working for Vanity Fair Mills in the early 1990s. She has experience teaching at the ESAC Summer Art Camp, and worked as a substitute teacher for the Baldwin County School system while creating custom design plush sculptures and cosplay items in her online shop from 2009-2016. In 2014, she was commissioned to make costumes for an ESRT actor in the production of Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat. This led to further commissions for Beauty and the Beast, Jr. and The Music Man. In the fall of 2015, she was able to work closely on The Lion King, Jr., designing all of the Lions, the grasslands, and Zazu. Some of the work she created for that show is featured in the theater gallery of wonderflexworld.com. In the spring of 2016, she became the costume designer for ESRT with her first full production design being Bye Bye Birdie, followed by the Circus of Dreams, an ESRT event production, and James and the Giant Peach, Jr. In January of 2017 she was honored to be able to design and create the costumes for ESRT’s JTF Atlanta premiere presentation of Junie B. Jones, Jr. Since that time, she has designed for The Little Mermaid, the Lost Boys of Peter Pan, Jr., Newsies, Mary Poppins, Jr., and Matilda. Janna strives to break away from routine styles in every production she designs and touts extensive research and an eye for the unusual as the impetus behind her artistic inspiration. She and her husband, Jason, live in Fairhope with their youngest son, Nathan.