January 2011 - May 2012
Firsthand, Carelli Costumes (CLOSED), NYC
Responsibilities: Working as an assistant to the pattern/draper, cutting out garments and assisting in fittings as needed. Also overseeing the seamstresses work if needed.
May and June 2011
Wardrobe, Spoleto Festival, Charleston, SC
Responsibilities: Altering and making costumes and crewing shows for the festival in the course of six weeks.
October and November 2010
Stitcher (over-hire), Radio City Music Hall, NYC
Responsibilities: machine and hand sewing costumes as needed for the Rockettes Christmas Spectacular.
August 2008 - January 2011
Firsthand/Seamstress, Theatreworks USA, NYC
Responsibilities: repair or rebuild costumes as needed due to wear and tear from tour, pattern work and cutting of new garments, handing out sewing projects and assisting with them as needed.
May thru August 2006-2007 (Summer-stock)
Stitcher, Seaside Music Theatre, Daytona Beach, FL
Responsibilities: Sewing garments and doing alterations as needed.
Graduate School 2005-2008
Graduate Assistant, University of Oklahoma
Responsibilities: assist with costume construction students with class projects, teach stage makeup, work in the costume shop for all productions, pull and shop for garments as needed, serve as a wardrobe head on at least one production per semester, assist with fittings and design one production per semester.
Undergraduate School 2002-2005
Student Assistant, Midwestern State University
Responsibilities: assist with costume construction classes, pull and shop for shows as needed and assist with fittings.
Over ten years of sewing experience on home and industrial machines for theatre, opera and dance along with several years of fittings and alterations while also working as a First Hand, plus many shows as wardrobe crew head. Three years assisting costume construction classes, two years of teaching stage makeup and one year assisting costume history.