Curriculum Vitae


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Higher Education

December 1989  MFA  Theatre Design, Costume and Scenic Emphasis
University of Hawaii at Manoa, Honolulu, HI

May 1987  BA  Theatre Major, Music & English Minors
Concordia College, Moorhead MN
Magna Cum Laude, Omicron Delta Kappa

 

Academic Employment

2015–Present Associate Professor of Costume Production, Carnegie Mellon University
College of Fine Arts–School of Drama, Peter Cooke, Head

Spring 1995  Interim Professor of Design, Fairfield University
Department of Performing Arts, Marti LoMonaco, Chair

 

Teaching: Courses

Carnegie Mellon University, School of Drama, Peter Cooke, Head

Spring 2016 Tailoring II–––––Drama 54-850
Grad level, 2-4 students, semester course/alternate years

Spring 2016, 2015 Draping for the Costume Designer II–––––Drama 54-444 & 54-844
Grad & Undergrad, 8-12 students, annual semester course

Spring 2016, 2015 Draping II for the Costume Artisan–––––Drama 54-813
Grad, 2-4 students, annual semester course

Fall 2016 Tailoring I–––––Drama 54-829
Grad, 2-4 students, semester course/alternate years

Fall 2016, 2015 Draping for the Costume Designer I–––––Drama 54-373/54-814
Grad & Undergrad, 8-12 students, annual semester course

Fall 2016, 2015 Draping for the Costume Artisan I–––––Drama 54-814
Grad, 2-4 students, annual semester course

Fall 2016, 2015 Flat Patterning–––––Drama 54-848
Grad & Undergrad, 3-6 students, annual half-semester course

Fall 2015 Specialty Draping I: Stretch Techniques–––––Drama 54-938
Grad, 2-4 students, semester course/alternate years

Spring 2016 Specialty Draping II: Dance Techniques–––––Drama 54-779
Grad, 2-4 students, semester course/alternate years

Fairfield University, Department of Theatre, Martha LoMonaco, Chair

Spring 1995 Design for the Theatre–––––TA 151
Undergrad, 3 students, semester course

 

Teaching: Lectures, Seminars, Presentations and Workshops

July 2013
Shakespeare Theatre of  NJ, ProTraining Program, Bonnie Monte, Director
The Daunting Project.  Lecture/demo for graduate and undergrad costume interns breaking down the construction process of five highly complicated costumes.

July 2013
Colorado Shakespeare Festival, Production Intern Company, Tim Orr, Director
Craft Presentation: Armor for Movement.  Lecture/demo for production interns illustrating techniques developed by me for armor in Broadway’s Cinderella. The shop was using the techniques to build armor for my design of Henry Four Part One. A fitting on Michael Winters as Falstaff was integrated into the lecture.

June 2012
University of Colorado Boulder, Intro to Theatre, Jane Page, Professor
Costume Design in Practice.   Lecture on the basics of costume design, for undergad non-majors, using my current design of MacBeth at Colorado Shakespeare Festival as example. A fitting on Geoffrey Kent as a witch was integrated into the lecture.

November 2003
Indiana University, Dept. of Theatre and Drama, Linda Pisano, Professor
Millinery Workshop.  Taught graduate level advanced millinery techniques, focusing on design interpretations, pattern making and construction in felt, fabric and straw, utilizing my millinery textbook draft as lecture substance.

May 2000
Diamond Head Theatre, Costume Studio, Karen Wolfe, Manager
Millinery Workshop.  Led an continuing education, hands-on seminar, focused on achieving a design selected by the participants.

 

Teaching: Guests/Tours

Carnegie Mellon University

January 2017 & 2016
Cynthia Settje, Owner and Draper of Redthreaded
Corset Making.  Invited Settje to be a virtual guest to discuss her corset making work during the corset portion of Draping for the Designer II and Draping for the Artisan II.

February 2017 & 2016
Kim Buetzow, Draper at The Julliard School
The Cutting Checklist.  Invited Buetzow to be a virtual guest while students learned the particular methods for marking out and cutting garments.

November 2016
Micah List, Owner and CEO of Neck and Tie, Co.
Tie Making.  Recruited, budgeted, and scheduled List to spend a half day with the tailoring class students and others to teach them the basics of tie making as well as share about entrepreneurship.

April 2016
Marianne Krostyne, Owner and Draper of Krostyne Studios
A Preview of Anastasia.  Negotiated a visit to Krostyne Studios and Krostyne to give current costume production students an inside view of a professional studio, procedures and techniques. At the time the studio was in the midst of making costumes for the Broadway tryout of the musical Anastasia.

November 2015
Drs. Lalon & Theresa Alexander, Owners of Elephant Embellishments
Tambour Beading.  Assisted in the setup of studio and organized meals for guests.

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