Mariko Ohigashi

Mariko Ohigashi, NYU/Tisch

Mariko Ohigashi is a costume designer for Theatre, Opera, Dance, and Film. She was born and raised in Tokyo, Japan. Mariko moved to the United States after spending a year at Nihon University College of Art, majoring in filmmaking.

Her recent design credits include The Fortress of Solitude directed by Daniel Aukin (NYU Tisch), George Bernard Shaw’s Misalliance directed by Janet Zarish (NYU Tisch), Old Horizon choreographed by Bobbi Jene Smith (SADC). Mariko apprenticed at the Santa Fe Opera (2015 season) and was a costume design assistant for The Exterminating Angel at the Salzburg Festival, designed by Hildegard Bechtler, which won the 2017 International Opera Awards for the World Premiere section.

She is the recipient of Shubert Scholars Scholarship, Melissa Schlachtmeyer Scholarship, and the Tisch School of the Arts Scholarship. Mariko has a BA from University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and MFA from New York University Tisch School of the Arts.


Written by George Bernard Shaw
Director: Janet Zarish

Set Design: D’Vaughn Agu
Costume Design: Mariko Ohigashi
Lighting Design: Reza Behjat

NYU Tisch Schubert Theatre, New York, NY

Misalliance Costume Sketches

Misalliance Costume Sketches


Choreographers: Fairui Zahid, Alex Abarca, Hongyu Guo
Set Design: Stella Oh
Costume Design: Mariko Ohigashi
Lighting Design: Alex Mannix
Music Composition: Janet Noh

NYU Tisch, Dance 2015

The Fortress of Solitude

The Fortress of Solitude
Book by Itamar Moses
Music and lyrics by Michael Friedman
Conceived and Directed by Daniel Aukin
Based on the novel by Jonathan Lethem

Set design: Dedalus Wainwright
Costume design: Mariko Ohigashi
Lighting design: Alex Mannix
Sound Design: Ryan Rumery
Music Director: Wiley Deweese
Music Supervisor: Kimberly Grigsby