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Cirriculum Vitae


Current Positions:

Wig and Makeup Supervisor-  Houston Ballet

Wig Maker- “KA”- Cirque du Soleil

Director and Instructor- Academy of Makeup & Wig Design



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




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




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.


            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




            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




            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






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 




Multiple Shows & Special events      Wig & Makeup Supervisor     Houston Ballet 2019- present


KA       2008-2019                               Wig & Makeup 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





Gloss Magazine                                   Makeup/Hair                           Houston Chronicle Pub.


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




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





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.




2023                            Bridging the Gap: A Look into African American Hair and Makeup for Theatre Workshop

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





Shows Designed:

The Clever Women


Canterbury’s Law-TV Pilot

The Pillowman

Dr. Faustus


Drawing Exercises from the Masters

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