Makeup/Hair/Wigs & Production
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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
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
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
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
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.
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
The Clever Women
Canterbury’s Law-TV Pilot
Drawing Exercises from the Masters