Missy Johnston holds a B.A. in theater from Converse College and an M.F.A. in design and playwriting from Trinity University. She has designed costumes and/or sets for The Dallas Theatre Centre, The Oklahoma Theatre Centre, Niagara University, KET, The Lexington Shakespeare Festival, Actors Guild of Lexington, UK Opera Theatre, Bluegrass Community and Technical College, Summerfest, and The Lexington Children's Theatre.
Johnston has been designing costumes for Transylvania since 2007. Her credits include Noises Off, Carousel, The Crucible, Tartuffe, and Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead. She is also the host of KET's News Quiz and the founding member of The Bats, a rock 'n roll cabaret band.