Cirriculum Vitae

 

EDUCATION

 

2011                Master of Fine Arts – Theatre, Costume Design-      University of Nevada, Las Vegas, NV

2002                The Westmore Academy of Cosmetic Arts- Diploma and Certification in  Makeup for Film, Television, and Fx

1998                Bachelor of Arts- Theatre, Acting- University of Houston, TX

 

TEACHING EXPERIENCE

 

2015- Present  Academy of Makeup & Wig Design- Founder, Director, Instructor

2003- Present  Workshops, Individual and Group, for Hair, Makeup, and Wigs through my business MDM Artistry

2008                Graduate Assistant- Theatre for Non-Majors, University of Houston          

2007                Graduate Assistant-Costume History, University of Houston

 

COMMUNITY SERVICE AND PROFESSIONAL ACCOMPLISHMENTS

 

2010- Present  CIRCUS COUTURE- Hair and Makeup Director/ Designer.  Circus Couture is a Non-Profit Performance, Fashion, and Art Event to benefit St. Baldrick’s and The Children's Center for Cancer and Blood Diseases of Las Vegas. Originally founded by Cirque du SoBald & Aeros Productions, Circus Couture features top circus performers and dancers from shows on the Las Vegas strip and the finest fashions and runway models. All funds raised will be donated to the St. Baldrick's Foundation who in turn writes a grant directly to The Children's Center for Cancer and Blood Diseases of Las Vegas.

 

2016- Present  ONE NIGHT FOR ONE DROP After Party- Hair and Makeup Director and Entertainment Committee Member. One Night for One Drop is an annual philanthropic event in which Cirque du Soleil cast and crew donate their talent and time to create a unique and breathtaking theatrical show for one night only in support of One Drop, an international non-profit organization dedicated to providing access to safe water.

2010   EASTER BONNET PARADE- Las Vegas- Hair and Makeup Designer for the Cirque du Soleil team. It is a competition to benefit Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS.  Broadway Cares / Equity Fights AIDS is one of the nation’s leading industry-based, nonprofit AIDS fundraising and grant- making organizations. By drawing upon the talents, resources and generosity of the American theatre community, since 1988 BC/EFA has raised over $195 million for essential services for people with AIDS and other critical illnesses across the United States.

ACTING EXPERIENCE- FILM AND TELEVISION

            2006                Sprint Commercial- Featured, Los Angeles, CA

            2006                The Secret Lives of Secretaries- Lead -Ipiex Entertainment

            2006                Last Four Minutes-Supporting -Dir. Robert Hamm

            2005                From Insult to Injury- Supporting- Dir. John Hays

            2005                Pagliacci’s Curse- Lead- UCLA Film School Short

 

            2004                Wish 4 - Lead  - Sojourner Entertainment

           

ACTING EXPERIENCE- THEATRE

 

            2007-2008       Kidz Planet Theatre Co.-Lulu -Fellowship of Memorial Church, Houston, TX

           

            2005                What the Butler Saw-  Mrs. Prentice-  Hollywood Fight Club Theatre,  Hollywood, CA                                              

            2005                Addl-Essents Improv Group- Ensemble Member- Next Stage Theatre Co., Los Angeles, CA                                   

           

            2002                Top Girls- Isabella/Joyce- University of Houston, Houston, TX

 

            2002                Eating Crow- Emerance/Cakeseller- Main Street Theatre, Houston, TX

 

            2001                The Three Sisters- Irina-University of Houston, Houston, TX

 

            2001                The Lie of the Mind- Lorraine- University of Houston, Houston, TX

 

            2000                The Gingham Dog- Barbara- University of Houston, Houston, TX

 

            2000                The Last Night of Ballyhoo- Lala Levy- University of Houston, Houston, TX                                               

            1998                I Never Saw Another Butterfly- Irena- Kingwood College

 

SPECIAL TRAINING

 

            2006                On-Camera Technique by Joey Paul Jensen for TVI Studios and Brandon Smith for Chris Wilson’s                                        Studio for Actors

            1998-2002       Shakespeare with Sir Peter Hall and Dr. Sydney Berger

           

            2006                Acting/ Voice: Kris Allen for TVI Studios, Carolyn Boone, K. Todd Freeman of Steppenwolf Theatre,                                      Chicago

           

            2006                Commercials: Patty G. Miller for TVI Studios

           

            2002                Voice: Lessac Method with Deby Kinghorn

 

MAKEUP ARTISTRY/ HAIR/WARDROBE

 

FILM AND TELEVISION

 

20/20 Interview-Lorraine Blanco       Makeup/Hair                         Television        ABC

Help Me Obi-Wan                             Key Makeup/Hair                  Short               Dir. MichaelTushaus

The Exchange                                   Key Makeup/Hair                 Short               Dir: MichaelTushaus          

 

Cirque du Soleil: Worlds Away          Wigs for KA                          Feature                        Paramount

Wal-Mart National Commercial          Assistant Wardrobe             Television        Wal-Mart

Dr. Spiegal-Commercial                      Key Makeup/Hair                Television        Dr. Spiegal

Methodist Hospital-XL Films             Key Makeup/Hair                  Television        XL Films

 

Channel 13 Evening News                 Make-up                              Television        ABC, Houston

 

Dick Roberts, Det.                               Key Makeup                        Short               Dir: Morgan Locke                                                                                                                                      

“Mother’s Day Makeover”                 Guest Makeup                       Television        CBS

 

Extreme Makeover: Wedding Edition MUA                                     Television        ABC

 

The Larry Elder’s Show                      Guest Make-up                     Television       

 

Eminem Music Video-“40 oz.”          Assistant Make-up                  Video 

 

STAGE

 

KA                                                      Wig Technician                       Cirque du Soleil- MGM Grand, Las Vegas                                                                                                                    

A Christmas Carol                              Wig Designer                         University of Las Vegas, NV

An American in Paris                         Wigs                                       The Alley Theatre

 

Picasso at the Lapin Agile                 Wig & Makeup Design            University of Houston

 

A Wedding                                         Hair & Makeup Design            Moore’s School of Opera

 

Elixir of Love                                      Hair & Makeup Design            Rice University, Shepherd School of Music                                                                                                                

Cinderella                                          Wigs/Makeup Asst                   Houston Ballet

 

The Core                                            Wigs/Makeup Asst                   Houston Ballet

The Good Woman of Setzuan           Wig/Makeup Design               University of Houston

                                                           Asst. Costume Design

Turn of the Screw                               Wig Design                             Moore’s School of Opera

 

The Saint of Bleeker Street                Wigs Design                           Moore’s School of Opera

                              

A Christmas Carol                              Wigs                                       The Alley Theatre

 

Rinaldo                                               Wigs/Makeup                          Rice University, Shepherd School of Music                                                                                                                

Arcadia                                               Wig Design                             University of Houston

 

Las Mameilles                                     Wig Design                            Moore’s School of Opera

 

Gianni Schicci                                     Wig Design                            Moore’s School of Opera

 

The Merry Widow                               Wigs/Makeup Asst                 Houston Ballet

 

Romeo & Juliet                                   Wig Designer                         Houston Shakespeare   Festival                                                                                                                        

Love’s Labor’s Lost                            Wig Designer                          Houston Shakespeare Festival                                                                                                                         

The Diary of Anne Frank                    Wardrobe Head                      Alley Theatre/University of Houston

                                                                                                           

Funny Girl                                           Wigs                                        Theatre Under the Stars  (TUTS)                                                                                                                   

1776                                                    Wigs                                        TUTS

 

The Who’s Tommy                              Wigs                                        TUTS

 

 

PRINT

 

Gloss Magazine                                   Makeup/Hair                           Houston Chronicle Pub.

 

“What’s On” Magazine                       Makeup/ Wig                          Las Vegas

 

FASHION SHOWS 

           

Devilish Gear Spring Fashion Show- Makeup Designer & Key MUA-Cabana Club-           Hollywood, CA- Fashion Week L.A. 2007

Li Cari Fashion Show- Makeup Artist- Fashion Week L.A. 2007, Hollywood, CA

 

Anna Sui Fall Color Launch Event- Sephora @ Kodak Center, Hollywood, CA

Bloomingdale’s Fashion Show- Beverly Center, Los Angeles, CA

 

 

OTHER

 

The Hunger Games” Exhibit- MGM Grand Hotel and Casino- revived original wigs from the films as well as refronted Stanley Tucci’s wig to go into the exhibit.

 

Playboy’s Annual Midsummer Night’s Dream Party- The Palms Casino and Hotel- N9NE Group- Makeup and Hair Designer as well as KEY MUA.

 

CIRCUS COUTURE- Makeup and Hair Designer as well as KEY MUA. Hired and ran a crew of 25 hair and makeup artists with over 100 performers to get ready.

 

Guest MUA for LASH ROYALTY in Las Vegas. The company is based in L.A. and I am one of their artists for events in the Las Vegas Area.

 

Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade- Asst. Costumer- Frankel's Costume Co.- Houston, TX

 

Grossman Burn Center- Burn Simulation- Special Fx Makeup- Los Angeles, CA

 

MUA for Prescriptives cosmetics.

 

Various Freelance photo shoots, special makeups for TV appearances, weddings etc.

 

SPECIAL TRAINING

 

2018 & 2011               OSHA 10 Hour certified

 

2005- Present              Your Name Cosmetics:  Continuing Education in Trend

 

2008                            Wig Ventilation through the University of Houston.

 

2006                            Sassy Lash- Certification in Lash Extensions

 

 

PROJECTS ACCOMPLISHED DURING UNLV GRADUATE CAREER FOR DESIGN STUDIO 2009

 

Shows Designed:

The Clever Women

Camille

Canterbury’s Law-TV Pilot

The Pillowman

Dr. Faustus

 

Drawing Exercises from the Masters

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