CURRICULUM VITAE

EDUCATION

UNIVERSITY OF HOUSTON

Houston, Texas

M.F.A. Interdisciplinary Programs & Experimental Forms

May 2017

Coursework in Historical Costume, Fabric Dying & Painting, Tailoring, Millinery, Mask Making, sculpture, printmaking, history of film, contemporary art, art history, community art,  Extensive studio thesis work and critique.

 

UNIVERSITY OF HOUSTON

Houston, Texas

M.A. Arts Leadership

Coursework in strategic planning for the arts, arts entrepreneurship, non-profit financial management, public relations & marketing in the arts, arts law, grant writing, and non-profit management. Practical Internship assignment experience and thesis work.  

 

SYRACUSE UNIVERSITY

Syracuse, New York

B.F.A Design and Technical Theatre

Concentration in Costume & Scenic Design

December 2011

Coursework in scenic drafting, scenic rendering, scenic design, lighting design, costume design, costume construction, flat patterning and draping, scenic painting, properties construction, theatrical history, Playwriting, and Acting.

 

CORNELL UNIVERSITY

Ithaca, New York

B.S. Interdisciplinary Studies

Concentration in The Art of Horticulture

May 2008

Coursework in textiles and apparel, dance history, musical history, dance kinesiology, dance choreography, dance technique, design & environmental analysis, Horticultural art.

CREATIVE EMPLOYMENT

Drama Lecturer & O'Kane Theater Resident Designer

University of Houston Downtown, Houston TX

August 2019-Present

Instruct courses in Drama and Production. Design & construct costumes for O'Kane productions. Direct production students, manage budgets, organize works spaces, materials, and tool.

RESIDENT COSTUME DESIGNER & COSTUME DIRECTOR

A.D. Players, Houston TX

December 2016- August 2019

Design & construct costumes for company productions. Direct costume staff, manage budgets, organize and maintain works spaces, materials, and tool.

 

ADJUNCT FACULTY

Houston Community College

August 2018-Present

Instructor of record for Introduction to Theater; curriculum and syllabus development in dramatic literature, theatre history, performance, production, and arts administration

ADJUNCT FACULTY

University of Houston, Houston TX

August 2015- Present

Instructor of record for Introduction to digital tools, curriculum and syllabus development in Adobe creative software.

 

ART INSTRUCTOR & ASSISTANT STUDIO MANAGER

ArtMix, Houston, Texas

May 2015- December 2016

Instruct children ages 2-Teen and Adults in themed art projects focusing on age appropriate techniques and multi-cultural art activities.

 

BOUTIQUE CO-OWNER & LEAD STYLIST

Fantasy Fashions Boutique, Liverpool NY,

October 2012- March 2015

Owner/operator Entrepreneur. Creative based tasks include window display design, fashion fittings, fashion styling, custom apparel design, photography, fashion show organization. Administrative tasks include financial tracking, marketing, retail customer service, and inventory management.

 

DANCE INSTRUCTOR & RECTIAL COORDINATOR

September 2012- June 2014

YMCA of Greater Syracuse

Fayettville, New York

Recreational Dance instructor for students ages 3-8yrs in Tap, Jazz, & Ballet dance. Coordinator of annual student recital shows including choreography, directing, lighting design, costume design & construction, set design, production management.

DIRECTOR OF DESIGN AND PRODUCTION

Manlius Pebble Hill School, DeWitt, New York

February 2011 – September 2013

Set, Costume, and Lighting design and construction for Upper School Performing Arts. Supervision and instruction of student crew.

 

PROPERTIES DESIGNER AND MASTER

Cortland Repertory Theatre, Cortland, New York

May 2011 – Sept 2012  

Design Construct, fix, organize, shop, and maintain props for the Cortland Repertory Theatre Season. Coordinate personnel, organize build calendar, manage finances.

 

SCENIC PAINTING & PROPERTIES ASSISTANT

Syracuse Stage, Syracuse, New York

January 2010 - May 2011

Assist in the painting of scenery and backdrops, and the creation, catalog, and sourcing of theatrical stage props for all productions of Syracuse Stage and SU Drama.

 

DANCE INSTRUCTOR & RECTIAL COORDINATOR

September 2002- June 2009

Town of Onondaga Parks & Recreation

Syracuse, New York

Recreational Dance instructor for students ages 2-18yrs in Tap, Jazz, Ballet, Modern & Hip

Hop Dance. Coordinator of annual student recital shows including choreography, directing,

lighting design, costume design & construction, set design, production management

PRODUCTIONS

West Side Story                                            Set Designer                    AD Players                                 2019

Diary of Anne Frank                                     Set Designer                   Westbury Christian                   2019

Tuesdays With Morrie                                  Costume Designer         AD Players                                 2019

It’s a Wonderful Life Radio Play                 Costume Designer         AD Players                                 2018

Around the World in 80 Days                    Costume Designer         AD Players                                 2018

The Wizard of Oz                                          Costume Designer         Performing Arts Academy      2018

David, The Best Slinger in the West          Costume Designer         AD Players                                 2018

Gods Favorite                                                Costume Designer         AD Players                                 2018

The Effect of Gamma Rays...                      Set Designer                   Westbury Christian                   2018

Best of Enemies                                            Costume Designer         AD Players                                 2018

Rock Nativity                                                 Costume Designer         AD Players                                 2017

The Best Christmas Pagent Ever               Costume Designer         AD Players                                  2017

Arsenic & Old Lace                                      Costume Designer         Performing  Arts Academy      2017

Balloonacy                                                      Costume Designer         AD Players                                 2017

                                                                          Set Designer

The Lion, The Witch, and The Wardrobe   Costume Designer         AD Players                                 2017

James and the Giant Peach                         Costume Designer         Performing Arts Academy      2017

Charlotte's Web                                             Costume Designer         AD Players                                2016

Annual Concert 2015                                   Lighting Designer           Dance Theater Syracuse         2015

Winter Solstice Concert 2014                    Puppetry Artisan            Syracuse Community Choir   2014

Puppet Festival                                              Puppetry Artisan            Open Hand Puppet Theater   2013

Annual Concert 2013                                   Lighting Designer           Dance Theater Syracuse         2013

Chicago                                                           Costume Designer         Manlius Pebble Hill                  2013

Once on this Island                                       Set Designer                    Manlius Pebble Hill                  2013

After Juliet                                                     Costume Designer          Manlius Pebble Hill                  2012

                                                                         Set Designer

                                                                         Lighting Designer

Merrily We Roll Along                                 Costume Designer           Syracuse University                 2012

Honk Jr.                                                          Costume Designer          Manlius Pebble Hill                 2012

Annual Concert 2012                                  Lighting Designer             Dance Theater Syracuse        2012

The Lower Depths                                        Costume Designer           Syracuse University                 2012

Rimers of Eldritch                                        Costume Designer            Manlius Pebble Hill                 2012

                                                                         Set Designer

                                                                         Lighting Designer

A Chorus Line                                               Costume Designer            Manlius Pebble Hill                 2011

Fuddy Meers                                                 Set Designer                      Syracuse University                 2011

A New Brain                                                  Set Designer                      Syracuse University                 2011

FINE ART COLLECTIONS

Flight of a Dream            Installation    Umbrellas, Parasols, Sunshades                22' x 24' x 25'      2017

Recycled Dream             Installation     Bottles, jars, acrylic, gesso, modeling      42' x 10' x 8"         2017

                                                                    paste, gel medium, texture paste,                                       

                                                                    pouring medium, lumber, brackets

Field of Fire                      Relief              Acrylic, wood frame, silk, dye                   24" X 30"             2015

Untitled Dream 1             Relief              Acrylic, wood frame, silk, dye                   24" X 30"             2015

Untitled Dream 2            2D                   Mixed Media                                               24" X 30"             2015

Sunny Day                        2D                  Silk, Silk paint, Resist medium                  12" x 9"                  2015

Feather Light                   2D                   Ink, newsprint, wood frame                       14" x 11"                 2014

CALS                                Sculpture        Turfgrass, wood, wire mesh, mulch,        30' x 6' x 6'         2008

                                                                    pansies, hardware

The Art of Horticulture Mural               Acrylic                                                          85' x 8'                2008

Misty Sue                        Sculpture         Turfgrass, wood, wire mesh, mulch,        12' x 5' x 4'           2006

                                                                   pansies, hardware

EXHIBITION & COMMISSIONS

2850 Fannin St. Collections    2D Mixed Media     Caydon USA                     Houston, TX            2019

Sea Beauty                                   Acrylic Mural           Private Residence             Houston, TX           2018

Bright Chaos                                Acrylic Mural           City of Houston                Houston, TX           2017

39th Annual This is It                  MFA Exhibition       University of Houston     Houston, TX           2017

AWARDS & HONORS

2019 Houston Press Finalist Best Set Design

2019 Houston Arts Alliance Caydon Artist0189

2017 HUE Mural Fest Grant Recipient

2017 CAP 2017 Public Art Grant Recipient

2016 CAP 2016 Public Art Grant Recipient

2016 University of Houston School of Art Travel Grant Recipient

2014 Cynthia Woods Mitchell Performing Arts Scholar

2013 Harms Theater Festival Outstanding Performing Arts Technical Program

2011 Syracuse Area Live Theater Awards Best Summer Production Chicago

2011 Marcia Mohr Award Outstanding female in Drama

IMG_1231
IMG_1230
IMG_1246_edited
IMG_1249
IMG_1251
IMG_1252
IMG_1248
IMG_1228
IMG_1250
IMG_1247
IMG_1227
IMG_1232
IMG_1229

©2017 BY ALDEA ART & DESIGNS