Corset
Opera Costume Production
Embroidery and Jewel Work
Garment Design and Construction
Sartor Method - Men's Tailoring
Opera Costume Construction
Opera Costume Construction
University Performances
Puppet Design and Construction

With 35 years of experience creating costumes of all types for performers, I am able to use my life experience to create costumes of all for all generations. Inspired by family, I chose to pursue my passion and begin a new career in the field of Costume production and design. I am currently continuing my education and professional development as part of the Master of Fine Arts program in Costume Production at UNC Chapel Hill in the Department of Dramatic Arts. Additionally, as part of the MFA program, I will garner professional experience in collaboration with The Playmakers Repertory Company, which works in conjunction with the Department. through this program I will continue to grow as a draper, first hand, stitcher, and gain shop management techniques. As part of the MFA program I will have the opportunity of taking a a designers imagination and inspirations, and turn them into beautiful pieces of work for UNC Wilmington, and Opera Wilmington. Additionally, I have been able to create costumes for the local high school when they were unable to find the costumes needed for their productions. I began this journey as a parent volunteer, which inspired me to take my passion for costuming to the next level. I returned to UNCW in 2015 to pursue a Bachelor of Arts degree in Theatre, with a concentration in Design and Technology with an emphasis in costume construction/production and design. This new career follows many years of practicing as a geologist. If you would like to know more about all the exciting things I have done please feel free to get in touch.

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Wilmington and Chapel Hill, NC, USA

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