Aaron Swenson

Marketing and Communications Coordinator

Originally hailing from Anchorage, Alaska, Aaron moved to Utah to pursue a degree in the Music/Dance/Theatre Program at Brigham Young University. One year later—after a “mutually beneficial separation” from BYU—Aaron moved to Salt Lake to continue his education at the U. Shortly thereafter Aaron was hired as an instructor for Higher Ground Learning, eventually becoming their Director of Test Prep and College Admissions. While still at Higher Ground, Aaron became one of the first employees (and, eventually, Creative Director) of Spy Hop Productions, a Salt Lake-based not-for-profit multimedia education company.

During this time, Aaron served on the Board of Directors for Utah Contemporary Theatre and worked as a professional theatre actor in Salt Lake City, appearing in six productions of Saturday’s Voyeur at Salt Lake Acting Company and playing the title role in the Salt Lake City premiere (and two subsequent remounts) of Hedwig and the Angry Inch for Plan-B Theatre Company. He also served for eight seasons as the Wardrobe Supervisor and Head of Costume Crafts for Pioneer Theatre Company, where he also designed costumes for two productions of The Rocky Horror Show—one starring Will Swenson (no relation)—and the world premiere of Two-Dollar Bill.

During his time at PTC, Aaron completed his degree in Theatre Studies at the University of Utah. Upon graduation he moved into costumes and wardrobe for film and TV, designing multiple commercials and a horror web series while working for Disney and Disney+ as the Wardrobe Supervisor/Buyer for Andi Mack and as Assistant Costume Designer for High School Musical: The Musical: The Series. Although he deeply misses his Disney family, Aaron is thrilled and relieved to be back in the world of theatre where everything—oddly enough—makes much more sense.

Aaron has over two decades of experience as a professional theatre practitioner, having worked as an actor, costume designer, crafts and props artisan, and wardrobe supervisor for multiple companies including Plan-B Theatre, Pioneer Theatre Company, Salt Lake Acting Company, Dark Horse Company Theatre, Salt Lake Shakespeare, Utah Festival Opera and Musical Theatre, and Youth Theatre at the U.

In addition to his work for the Department of Theatre, Aaron is a freelance writer and the current Resident Graphic Designer for Plan-B Theatre.

Contact Info

  • Office Phone: 801-585-3816