Iana Dobreva

Scenic Designer
Class of 2022



Iana Dobreva is a Bulgarian-American designer, maker, and painter currently residing in Pittsburgh, PA.

Born in Sofia, Bulgaria, her passion for visual arts was evident early, though it wasn’t until years later and miles away that she discovered an interest in theater while painting scenery at her high school.

Iana is driven by collaboration and is inspired to create theater that raises questions and helps bring about positive change in communities large and small. She is passionate about sustainability and uses that to fuel a creative approach to using whatever materials are at hand, creating masks, puppets, and interactive scenery that engage with the imagination of performer and audience.