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Northwestern University, MFA in Stage Design, granted August 2012

University of Kentucky, MA in Theatre, granted May 2007

The Make Up Designory - Burbank, CA, Certificate of Completion, granted December 2002

University of South Alabama, BFA in Theatrical Design and Technology, granted May 2002


Select Experience:

2017    King Ubu, Alexander Gelman (dir), Organic Theatre Company

2016    The Tempest, West Hyler (dir), Notre Dame Shakespeare Festival

2016    The Explorer’s Club, David H. Bell (dir), Windy City Playhouse

2015    Three Sisters, Geoff Button (dir), The Hypocrites

2015    End Days, Henry Godeniz (dir), Windy City Playhouse

2014    Henry IV, Michael Goldberg (dir), Notre Dame Shakespeare Festival

2014    Our Class, Nick Sandys (dir), Remy Bumppo

2014    Brahman/I, A One-Hijra Stand Up Comedy Show, Andrew Volkoff (dir), About Face

2013    Coriolanus, Geoff Button (dir), The Hypocrites

2013    Sweeney Todd, Mark Mahalak (dir), Williams Street Rep

2013    Richard III, Laura Gordon (dir), Notre Dame Shakespeare Festival

2012    Grease, Michael Unger (dir), Paramount Theatre

2012    Hamlet, David H. Bell (dir), Notre Dame Shakespeare Festival

2012    re-Spiced, Steve Scott (dir), Silk Road Rising

2012    A Chorus Line, Mitzi Hamilton (dir), Paramount Theatre

2011    Becky Shaw, Damon Kiely (dir), A Red Orchid

2011    Godspell, Dominic Missimi (dir), Northwestern University

2011    Murder for Two, David H. Bell (dir), Chicago Shakespeare Theater

2010    Gut Bucket Blues, David H. Bell (dir), True Colors Theatre Company (Atlanta)

2010    Harriet Jacobs, Jessica Thebus (dir), Kansas City Repertory Theatre

2010    The Hot Mikado, David Bell (dir), Drury Lane Theater - Oakbrook

2010    A Midsummer Night's Dream, David Bell (dir), Northwestern University

2010    The Handmaid's Tale, Cat Miller (dir), Northwestern University

2009    Mad Forest, Brant Russell (dir), Northwestern University

2008    Indians, Shade Murray (dir), Northwestern University

2008    Election Day, Brant Russell (dir), Theatre Seven - Chicago

2007    Tartuffe, Rick St. Peter (dir), Actors’ Theatre of Lexington


Related Experience and Skills:

2015-present      Assistant Professor, Costume Design and Technology, Northern Illinois University

2010-13              Instructor, Costume Design, Northwestern University

2009-13              Instructor, Makeup Design, Northwestern University

2008-09              Teaching Assistant, Makeup Design, Rick Jarvie, Northwestern University

2007                   Instructor, Makeup Design, University of Kentucky

2005                   Teaching Assistant, Makeup Design, Robert Haven, University of Kentucky


  • Proficient in fabric dying and modification as well as all forms of costume crafts including leather sculpting, tooling and mask making

  • Proficient in all forms of 2 dimensional makeup for stage and film

  • Proficient in 3 dimensional makeup including creation and application of liquid and foam latex prosthetics as well as other forms of skin modification techniques

  • Proficient in costume patterning, draping, and tailoring

  • Proficient in millinery work

  • Basic proficiency in wig and hair design and styling


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