Ari Fulton is a New York-based costume designer for stage, film, opera, and dance. Ms. Fulton has built a diverse career designing costumes regionally and internationally. Ms. Fulton received a BFA in Costume Design from The Theater School at DePaul University. She continued her studies, by receiving an MFA in Design for Stage and Film, from New York University’s, Tisch School of the Arts. In 2018, Ms. Fulton received her first feature film credit, for her design work for Nigerian Prince, which was shot on location in Lagos, Nigeria. Nigerian Prince, is executively produced by Spike Lee and is the first recipient of Tribeca and AT&T New Voices Grant. Recent design credits include: Off Broadway directed by Robert O’Hara, Cupids directed by Zoey Martinson a part of Tribeca’s 846:Reclaiming Time for Stories of Black Love and Joy Film Series. Ms. Fulton is the proud recipient of the Lily Creative Spirit Award(2017), for her costume design work. In 2021, Ms. Fulton kick-started the new year by receiving a Broadway World Miami Award for Design of the Decade, for her work on A Wonderful World: The Louis Armstrong Musical. Ms. Fulton is currently on faculty at the University of Connecticut, where she serves as the Interim Head of Costume Design (2020/2021) and on faculty at Queensborough Community College (2018-present).