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Make-up Experience


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  • Sales – Blend Store and Studio   Barcelona 2013 – 2015

While offering personalized makeup application and consultations, I was also able to sell a large variety of specialized and imported makeup products from the store’s boutique in the city center.

  • Sales – M.A.C., Estée Lauder, Inc. New York City 2008 – 2011

I succeeded in selling the brand’s products to and doing private makeup appointments for people of all nationalities in English and Spanish as a freelancer & staff artist in many high-volume locations in New York City, including the opening of the Times Square store, while maintaining my sales goals. Also, I was the ‘Viva Glam Chairperson” for the Times Square location. Finally, I organized charity events (Teen Pridefest) through M.A.C. and volunteered my skills for Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS (Broadway Bares 2010/2011, Broadway Cares events with ABC Daytime Soap Opera Stars 2010, Easter Bonnet 2011), and for AIDS victims in various clinics around New York City.

  • Designer – FRIENDS OF DOROTHY – The Fringe Festival New York City 08/2010

I was in charge of the design and the application of the makeup for this burlesque show at the legendary La Mama Theater by directing the makeup team for each show.

  • Designer – RAN, MOVE IT! – HERE Arts Center New York City 06/2010

Based on Japanese theatre masks, I designed and taught the makeup’s application for the seven actors.

  • Makeup Assistant –  Disney, Inc., Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade New York City 11/2005

Lex Liang, the designer, hired me help him before and during the parade to create the characters’ makeup.

  • Designer  – EQUINOX, New Theatre Collective Chicago Chicago Fall 2003 

I designed age-appropriate makeup (i.e. old age, youth, etc.) for all of the actors in this film and also applied the makeup for the actors on set for each scene. I was also in charge of buying and organizing all of the makeup and special effects materials before and during the shoot.

  • Designer for a MusicalCABARET, Porchlight Music Theatre   Chicago Fall 2003

Researching, designing, and then teaching the period-specific and age-appropriate makeup designs to the cast were my responsibilities for the run of the production while also buying all of the supplies.

  • ArtistFreelance Artist for The Lyric Opera of Chicago Chicago 2001-2003

I worked with the wig and makeup head, Rick Jarvey, reproducing chorus and secondary character makeup and wig designs for each performance of PARSIFAL, DIE ZAUBERFLÖUTE, and AIDA.

  • Instructor – Theatre Makeup I, II at Roosevelt University Chicago 2001-2003

I collaborated with professor Molly McGrath teaching as her assistant curriculum for the year: bone structure, age makeup, character makeup, and fantasy makeup. I took over the class as professor in her absence.

  • Artist – Performance Art: NIGHT LIGHTS, Performing Arts Chicago Chicago July 2001

Based on an antique photo, I created and did all of the actors’ makeup so as to recreate the montage where it was originally taken for this site-specific art piece in downtown Chicago.

Relevant Experience

  • Retail Sales & Management – ALDO, Inc. Sales Manager and Visual Merchandising Manager (2004-2005, Chicago, IL & NYC, NY); The Gap, Inc. Sales Associate and Visual Merchandiser (2001-2003, Chicago, IL); Montgomery Ward Sales Associate (Omaha, NE 1994 – 1996)
  • ESL Instructor – Rennert International NYC (2015 – present); ZONI Language Centers NYC (2015 – present); Oxford House Barcelona (2012 – 2015); Diloga Barcelona (2012 – 2014)
  • Professional actor, singer, dancerCV/resume available upon request;


Estudis de Teatre – two-year Lecoq acting training program Barcelona, June 2014

  • Creative movement theatre techniques explored through various styles and disciplines

Trinty CertTESOL Oxford House Barcelona Barcelona, June 2012

  • Certified to teach English (ESL) to children, teens, and adults through Oxford University

B.F.A. Theatre Performance from the C.C.P.A. at Roosevelt University Chicago, May 2003

  • Conservatory acting training in the heart of Chicago

The School of Ballet Chicago – certificate Chicago, 2000-2002

  • Company member and student

High School DiplomaMount Michael Benedictine Elkhorn, NE May 1996

  • National Honor Society, N.F.L., Primer Premio de Scholastic Art Awards ’94-’96

Skills, awards, honors

  • I am fluent in English and Spanish; French intermediate level; type 50 wpm; MS Word & Excel basic; U.S. Driver’s licence
  • Various academic scholarships & grants; National Honor Society ‘96, National Forensics League ‘95 – ’96, Scholastic Art Awards ’94-’96, Who’s Who Amongst American High School Students ‘95 – ’96, NE State Speech Poetry Interp. 2nd Place ‘94