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Education

Diploma | george brown college

Fashion management | Dean's honor list

2018

certificate | CAFTCAD

costume 101 for film & television

2019 

pm 103 | P.M. arts

Developing a production calendar

2018

 

mondo cinema

Script continuity intensive

 

BACC 052 | Humber college

Technician & bookkeeping

2014

 

Certifications

whmis 2015

OHSA

supervisor ohsa

 

Skills

Expert in MS Office and Outlook

Google Docs and Google Calendars

knowledge of Adobe Illustrator

Proven written & oral communication skills

Exceptional attention to detail & interpersonal skills

Able to organize personal work priorities

Proficient in managing business correspondence

Proficient in Quickbooks Pro & UFOS

Knowledge of Constant Contact

Able to handle multiple projects simultaneously

Familiar with audio setup, lighting focus, dressing rooms, scripting, and sound production

Aware of current health & safety legislation

 

 

Memberships

THE CANADIAN ALLIANCE OF FILM & TELEVISION COSTUME ARTS & DESIGN (CAFTCAD)

Canadian Institute of Technical Theatre (CITT) 

 

Languages

English (Native)

Italian (Basic)

 

Professional Experience

innovative arts | costume designer/wardrobe stylist

june  2018 - current | toronto, on

matilda the musical - summer/fall 2019

once on this island jr. - winter/spring 2019

fame jr.: the musical - summer/fall 2018

 

acte | costume designer

may  2018 - june 2018 (contract) | toronto, on

Design & construct 28 children’s costumes for the production of an adaptation of 'The Sound of Music'

 

LT Cargo Systems Inc. | Junior Accountant

May 2013 – september 2018 | Mississauga, ON

Post & process journal entries to ensure all business transactions are recorded

Update accounts receivable & payable and ensure all transactions are accurately posted in database for reconciliations

Developed innovative solutions in achieving elite clientele

Develop contractual documents in order to protect company

Warehouse maintenance

Review expenses, payroll records, etc. as assigned

Accounts Receivable/Collections

Assist senior accountants in the preparation of monthly/yearly closings

 

GroUp Entertainment | stage manager (sm) & marketing associate

March  2018 - may 2018 (contract) | vaughan, on

A dinner & show theatrical tribute concert to Elton John & Bernie Taupin by Two Rooms Live.

Manage all concert technical requirements with performers & venue managers

Supervise technical set up & strike, and loading & shipment of stage equipment

Create and distribute press releases, database building, and HTML newsletters

Create/schedule engaging content for social media platforms & online forums

Monitor the performance of all running crew

Coordinate paid advertising

 

Pirandello Theatre Society | Assistant Stage Manager (ASM)

September 2017 – December 2017 (contract) | Toronto, ON

Responsible for managing a multi-faceted stage team, and for ensuring the success of a show, by assisting the SM in looking after all the technical aspects related to its production.

Oversee the scripted & improvisational performances of actors

Ensure all actors & crew members are in the right place at the right time

Cue rehearsals/performances, as required

Monitor the performance of all stagehands

Pre-sets & Resets of performance props & set pieces

Addressing the needs of the performers as they arise

Ensure the backstage area always runs smoothly before & during a show

Look after & maintain all stage equipment, costumes, props, and set pieces

Keep & update a database of qualified production, creative & special event resources

 

The Jewel Event Centre | Event Specialist

2010 - 2014 | Vaughan, ON

Develop & maintain personal relationships with all clients to achieve all client objectives

Increased sales by 300%

Coordinate with team members to prepare plans & logistics for annual dinners/events, and assist in ticket sales to achieve all budget requirements for projects

Maintain a steady flow of communication between all departments to increase awareness of event aspects/requirements

Monitor inventory of all event requirements & maintain availability of all resources for project deliverables

Maintain effective relationships with vendors (including maintenance of invoice 

 

 

Educational Experience

Alumnae Theatre Company | assistant costume designer

june 2018 – august 2018 (contract) | Toronto, ON

The Importance of being earnest – Cast of 9

Coordinated, designed/constructed, and altered multiple costumes for each actor

 

Alumnae Theatre Company | Assistant Stage Manager (ASM) & costume supervisor

January 2018 – April 2018 (contract) | Toronto, ON

Musical: Queen Marie – Cast of 27 (including 1 child), Crew of 15, Live band on stage

Coordinated, designed/constructed, and altered multiple costumes for each actor – over 100 costumes were used in total

Completed the script costume & prop breakdowns

Came in under budget

Scheduled fittings & managed inventory of costumes

Skillfully handled all costume emergencies that arose during performances

 

Pirandello Theatre Society | Marketing & PR Assistant

August 2017 – December 2017 (contract) | Toronto, ON

Work in conjunction with PR & Marketing Manager to plan, implement, monitor, and evaluate marketing campaigns to achieve attendance targets for this non-profit organization, for the pirandello150 festival.

Create Sponsorship Package for event funding

Create & schedule engaging content for numerous social media sites & online forums, including website re-design

Regularly update the organization’s pages on social media platforms

Support Press & Marketing Manager in the creation and distribution of press releases & database building

Create & distribute HTML newsletter using Constant Contact

Support the production & creative teams when required

Design, Graphics, and Formatting for event programme

 

FashionTech Toronto | Event Registration

January 2018 | Toronto, ON

Check-in attendees as they arrived & advise them of event timeline details

 

‘In the Spotlight’ Fashion Show | Event Operations

2015 | Vaughan, ON

Co-Event Organizer & Director

Collect garments from sponsors

Backstage management

Raised money for Sick Kids Hospital

 

 

 

References  Available Upon Request