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Elaina Wahl-Temple: Faculty and Staff

Ms. Elaina Wahl-Temple
Adjunct and Resident Costume Designer


Theater Arts

Professional Profile:

Elaina Wahl-Temple has been a professional actress since age 7.  Originally from Baltimore, Maryland she grew up as part of a local repertory theater performing with both her sister and mother.  She toured nationally and performed on such historical stages as the Baltimore’s Lyric Opera House.  While attending a performing arts high school she was honored to receive a Hugh O’Brian Youth Leadership award as well as being a part of an anti-vandalism campaign for the state of Maryland. After graduation, (as a class of one!) she attended Butler University where she received a BA with high honors for her major in performing arts (dance, theatre, and music) with a minor in costume design and construction. 

Since then she has worked regionally at many theatres including The Good Speed Opera House.  As a costumer she apprenticed with international award winning designer Dan Pugh and worked as “first hand” at The Goodman Theatre in Chicago. Costume design credits include work with MoMing Dance Company and Iterplay Theatre Company as well as several seasons with South Jersey Regional Theatre and Dundalk Community College’s Cockpit in Court.  She is now the resident designer for Flagler College.  In 2011 she was awarded the Kennedy Center- Meritorious Achievement Award for Excellence in Design (in College Theatre) for her work on Flagler College’s production of Les Liaisons Dangereuses.

Performing credits include Mickey in the national tour of My One and Only, Madeline in Ziegfeld: A Night at the Follies and Yvonne Chandal in the off-Broadway production of A Flea in Her Ear

Not limiting herself to the stage she has many television credits as well including appearances on Loving, As the World Turns and Saturday Night Live.  She currently lives in St. Augustine with her husband Tom and son Alex and is proud to be a member of Flagler College’s Theatre Department faculty.