Makeup/Hair/Wigs & Production
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I first started out in the entertainment industry as a performer. Earning my Bachelor of Arts from the University of Houston, I began to learn the trade of Theatre and Film. While in school, I made extra money dressing wigs, running shows as a wig attendant, and also by managing the costume rentals department for the University. Finding that I had a natural talent for Makeup and Wigs, once I graduated UH, my next move was to Los Angeles to attend The Westmore Academy of Cosmetic Arts and also to pursue acting. Both were accomplished!! The Academy, with its historical reputation, allowed me to learn trade secrets while networking with some of the up and coming artists in Hollywood. It also allowed me to see how important my background as a performer was to my career as a Makeup Artist. They are forever intertwined, and my understanding of both could only make me more well-rounded as an artist.
After a busy freelance career in Los Angeles, I returned to the University of Houston to continue my education in Graduate studies- this time focusing on costume history and design. In the middle of my Graduate career, I was offered a position as a wig technician for the world famous Cirque du Soleil. I packed my bags and moved to Sin City! While working at KA for Cirque du Soleil, I finished my Master of Arts degree at The University of Nevada, Las Vegas. In my spare time, I continue to work in my freelance career, covering Film, Theatre, Special Events, Workshops, and more. I have also started a school for Wigs and Makeup with my colleague and friend! Check out www.academymwd.com
To your right, you can click to see my complete Cirriculum Vitae, including my performance credits and training. This is so future clients can see where I am coming from when I approach a project. I am looking at all angles and want to make sure the best result happens. I have been so fortunate to work with amazingly talented people here in Las Vegas and around the country. Because of this, MDM Artistry is able to bring a complete artistic touch to the projects we take on. Thank you for stopping by my site and I, along with my collaborative team, look forward to meeting you!!!