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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:

2023    Cabaret, Greg Hellums (dir), Wright State University

2023    The Three Musketeers, Kevin Asselin (dir), Montana Shakespeare in the Parks

2023    Sense and Sensibility, Kailey Bell (dir), Wheaton College

2022    Twelfth Night, Bill Brown (dir), Montana Shakespeare in the Parks

2022    King Lear, Kevin Asselin (dir), Montana Shakespeare in the Parks

2022    A Midsummer Night's Dream, Andrew Mangin (dir), Wheaton Shakespeare in the Park

2021    Much Ado About Nothing, Melanie Keller (dir), Montana Shakespeare in the Schools

2021    Henry IV, Part I, Andrew Mangin (dir), Wheaton Shakespeare in the Park

2019    The Father, Kay Martinovich (dir), Remy Bumppo

2019    Our Lives in Letters, Constance Smith & Rachel West (creators), Chipola College 

2019    The Memo, Bryan Wakefield (dir), Organic Theatre Company

2018    Julius Caesar, Kevin Asselin (dir), Montana Shakespeare in the Schools

2018    The Trial, Drigan Lee (dir), Sextant Production/Cherry Lane Studios

2017    The Tempest, Mark Lewis (dir), Wheaton Shakespeare in the Parks

2017    Wordplay Gala, Bill Brown (dir), Writers Theatre

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:

2021-Present   Associate Professor, Costume Design, Northern Illinois University

2015-2021      Assistant Professor, Costume Design, Northern Illinois University

2010-2013      Instructor, Costume Design, Northwestern University

2009-2013      Instructor, Makeup Design, Northwestern University

2008-2009      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


  • Highly proficient in fabric dying and modification; costume crafts; leather working/mask making; 2-D makeup for stage and film; various rending styles including graphite, water-painting, and ink.

  • Proficient in millinery work; Photoshop and Illustrator; 3-D makeup including creation; hand drafting; and costume patterning, draping and tailoring.

  • Basic proficiency in wig and hair styling; scenic painting; digital rendering; and carpentry.


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