Graduate Studies: Costume Production: Portfolios
Max Hilsabeck is a third year graduate student. She received her bachelor of arts in theatre from Florida State University. Max has worked at Utah Shakespeare Festival where she was first hand for Taming of the Shrew with costumes by Bill Black, and she spent the past summer as a cutter at Eric Winterling in NYC. She was previously shop manager for Center Repertory Company in Walnut Creek, CA. Favorite shows include The 39 Steps, Don’t Dress for Dinner, Arms and the Man, and Spring Awakening. www.max-hilsabeck.squarespace.com
Emily Plonski is a third year graduate student. She received her B.A. in Arts Applications and French from North Carolina State University. Her most recent credits include working as a junior draper at the Glimmerglass Festival and as a first hand at the Utah Shakespeare Festival. www.emilyplonski.com
Robin Burton Ankerich is a second year graduate student. She received her BFA in theatre design and technology with a focus in costume production from Columbus State University. After graduating, Robin worked at a stitcher for Virginia Shakespeare Festival. Most recently, she spent two years working for Lexington Children’s Theatre as a first hand, draper, crafts artisan, and costume director. www.robinankerich.com
Michelle Bentley is a second year graduate student. She received her Bachelor of Arts in Theatrical Costuming from Eastern Michigan University. She has worked as a first hand at the Illinois Shakespeare Festival and as a lab supervisor at the Northern Illinois University costume shop. This summer she worked as a stitcher at the Utah Shakespeare Festival.
Erin Torkelson is a second year graduate student. She received her BFA from the University of Wisconsin at Green Bay in Technical Theatre. She spent seven seasons working at the Utah Shakespeare Festival where she served as a stitcher, wardrobe technician, and assistant costume shop manager respectively. Most recently Erin worked in Houston, TX as the wardrobe assistant at the Alley Theatre.
Samantha Reckford is a first year graduate student. She earned her bachelors degree in History from Dartmouth College. A native on New Jersey, Samantha has spent three seasons at the Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey and was an apprentice milliner at the Lynn Mackey Studio in NYC. https://samanthareckford.carbonmade.com/
Danielle Soldat is a first year graduate student. She earned her BFA in theatre technology and design from Western Michigan University. She worked as a stitcher this summer at Glimmerglass Opera. http://daniellesoldat.wixsite.com/costume-technology