Tanya Wetenhall is an Assistant Professor of Design History in the Corcoran School of the Arts & Design. She previously taught in the graduate fashion and textiles and costume studies programs at her almae matres of the Fashion Institute of Technology and New York University. Her career includes positions with designer Fernando Sanchez, the Mode Museum (MoMu) Antwerp, and The Wolfsonian FIU. Tanya served in diplomatic and official status as a specialist in the United States Embassies in Moscow and Rome. Additionally, she managed performing artists, special interest groups, and conducted liaison work for educational companies in Russia, Eastern Europe, Cuba, China, and the US. She owned and operated a fine and decorative art appraisal and consulting firm in Sarasota, Florida for ten years, where she specialized in costume, textiles, and 19th- and 20th-century Russian paintings and decorative arts. Tanya's teaching practice incorporates object-based teaching and learning. Her doctoral research focuses on scenography as theoretical object, modernity and ideas of nation manifest in British ballet costumes and sets of the interwar and World War II years and the philosophical and artistic emergence of 'an English Ballet'. She is currently the President and Treasurer of the Mid-Atlantic region of the Costume Society of America.