Ioanna (Io) Hawk Sablan
B.A., Theatre Arts, University of California, Los Angeles
Io joined Westridge in 2003 as its costume designer and seventh grade theatre teacher. In 2013, she began teaching Fundamentals of Costume Design and Costume Construction in the Upper School. In her role as costume designer for the Westridge Theatre Department, she works with students to design and construct costumes for each production. Io’s professional costume design experience includes work in local Los Angeles theatres, Cal Arts projects, and independent films. She has also worked in costume and textile collections management, cataloguing, and preservation at the Homestead Museum, Universal Studios, and the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA). Outside of work, Io finds pride and joy in raising her 7-year-old son, Rocco.