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Camilla Henneman

Camilla Henneman is a puppeteer/artist/educator who grew up in Santa Cruz. She had a
lifelong fascination with costume and puppet design, making puppets for the Renaissance Faire
while still in her teens. Camilla did her undergraduate and graduate studies here at UCSC and
she also studied costume/fashion design at The Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising.
Camilla Had a 20 year career creating  creatures, costumes and puppets for the film industry.
She ran the costume/fabrication shop for Rick Baker from 1981-1989 and at Lucasfilm’s ILM
from 1989-1991 and then freelance for many years.  Her work can be seen in: 
Michael Jackson’s “Thriller” (where she also played a zombie,), “Harry & The Hendersons”,
“Gorillas In The Mist”, “Ghostbusters 2”, “Fight Club”,”George Of The Jungle”, “Michael”, Weird
Al Yankovic’s “Fat”, “Childsplay” and several other productions. 
In 2000 she moved back to Santa Cruz and returned to UCSC to get her Masters in Education
which she used to teach elementary school multiple subjects, art and puppetry.  Since retiring
from full time teaching she has been teaching puppetry and developing her own projects.  She
is delighted to be teaching Muppet Magic at UCSC.  “It feels like I have some full circle and it
feels like coming home (albeit with a monster or 2 in my toolkit.)

A puppeteer, artist, and educator.
Education and Training: 
MA. in Education, UCSC
BA. in Theater Arts, UCSC
Teaching Interests: 

Contemporary Puppetry, Film and Television Costuming, Creature Costuming & Mask Making,
Creating and Performing Puppetry

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