Curriculum Vitae

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Current Design Projects

  • The Kitchen Garden Series, ongoing design of handmade kitchen textiles sold to support urban gardens.

Awards

Leeway Foundation Art and Change Grant, 2014
Leeway Foundation Window of Opportunity Award, November 2004

Selected Company and Staff Positions

2013 – present:: The Kitchen Garden Series: Owner, Designer, Artisan Sewer Philadelphia, PA
2000 – Present :: Heidi Barr Designs: Costume and Installation Artist Philadelphia, PA
2006 – 2011 :: Drexel University, Costume Shop Manager, Mandell Theater, Philadelphia PA.
1997 – 1999 :: Freedom Theatre Costume Shop: Stitcher, Philadelphia, PA
1997 :: Appel Farm Arts and Music Camp: Choreographer and Costume Designer, Elmer, NJ
1995 – 1996 :: Arizona Theater Company Costume Shop: Stitcher, Tucson, AZ
1991 – 1992 ::Totem Girl Scout Council Innovation Team: Assistant Program Delivery Specialist, Seattle, WA
1989 – 1991 :: Youthcare: Youth worker in residential program for at-risk youth, Seattle, WA

 

Community Art Installations

2015

  • Robin Redbreast, Installation at Strawberry Mansion, Philadelphia, PA, June – July.    Designed in collaboration with artist and urban grower Nickki Payne. This work was funded in part by The Leeway Foundation’s Art and Change Grant. Additional support from The East Park Revitalization Alliance, Henry Got crops and the trustees of Strawberry Mansion made this work possible.  The work was created with the gardeners, friends and families of the EPRA community and the Philadelphia Orchard Project.

2014

  • Monarch Memories, Installation at Woodford Mansion, Philadelphia, PA, October – November. Designed in collaboration with artist and urban grower Nickki Payne. This work was funded in part by The Leeway Foundation’s Art and Change Grant. Additional support from The East Park Revitalization Alliance, Henry Got crops and the trustees of Woodford Mansion made this work possible.  The work was created with the gardeners, friends and families of the EPRA community and the Philadelphia Orchard Project.
  • Bee Willow; Twin Spirits of the Strawberry Festival, Installation at Woodford Mansion, Philadelphia, PA, June – July. Designed in collaboration with Nickki Payne. Supported by The East Park Revitalization Alliance and the trustees of Woodford Mansion. Created with the gardeners, friends and families of the EPRA community and Philadelphia orchard project.

2013

  • Wilma Fall Spirit, Installation at Woodford Mansion, Philadelphia, PA, October – November. Designed in collaboration with Tara Webb and Nickki Payne. Supported by The East Park Revitalization Alliance and The trustees of Woodford Mansion. Created with the EPRA gardening community and their families.
  • Skirted Summer Spirits, Installation at Woodford Mansion, Philadelphia, PA, May – July. Designed in collaboration with textile artist Tara Webb. Supported by The EAst Park Revitalization Alliance (EPRA). Created with the children of EPRA’s summer camp program and the EPRA gardening community.

Selected Costume Design Projects for Dance

2015

  • Making Trouble,Choreographers Leslie Elkins & Beau Hancock, Making Trouble, Tohill Theater, Glassboro New Jersey, December.
  • <fidget>, Dust, costume design for a 90 minute opera composed by Robert Ashley and choreographed by Megan Bridge,  Philadelphia PA, April.

2014

  • Jillian Harris & Flying Limb Productions, Award winning dance short film, Red Earth Calling a dance film short, began the film festival circuit in April 2015.
  • Paule Turner, They Slice the Air, Tohill Theater, Glassboro NJ, December.
  • Larry Keigwin, New Work for Temple University, Conwell Theater, February.

2013

  • Paule Turner, The Swan, Pfleeger Hall, Rowan University, Glassboro NJ, November.
  • Madeline Cantor, Hourglass, Goodhart Theater, Bryn Mawr PA, April.
  • Meredith Rainey, Graffiato, Goodhart Theater, Bryn Mawr, PA, April.
  • Paule Turner, Swan, Tohill Theater, Glassboro NJ, March.
  • Kun-Yang Lin, One/Gifts From Afar, Mandell Theater, Philadelphia, PA. March.
  • Kyle Abraham, Temple University, Philadelphia PA. February.

 

Education
1987 :: BFA in Dance, Cornish College of the Arts, Seattle, WA
1982 – 1984 :: Dance Majors Program, University of Oregon, Eugene, OR

Post Graduate Education
2009 :: 200-Hour Vinyasa Yoga Teacher’s Certification, Dhyana Yoga, Philadelphia, PA.
1999 :: Fashion Design Studio 1: Draping and Pattern Making, Moore College of Art & Design, Philadelphia, PA
1991 :: Addiction Studies, Seattle University, Seattle, WA

 

Teaching, Curriculum Development and Workshops
2006 – 2013 :: Instructor, Costume Design for Theater & Film, Fashion Department, Philadelphia University, Philadelphia, PA
2002 – 2010 :: Guest Lecturer, Dance Production Course, Department of Dance, Temple University, Philadelphia, PA
2005 :: Guest Lecturer, Dance Appreciation Course, Dance Program, Drexel University, Philadelphia, PA
1997 :: Instructor, Costume Design and Construction, Appel Farm Arts and Music camp, Elmer, NJ
1992 :: Instructor, Daisy Head start Movement Program for at-risk youth ages 3-5, Seattle, WA
1991 :: Developed and instructed, L.E.A.D. Program Movement Workshops for at-risk youth ages 9-15 and Mother/Daughter Camp Movement Session for at-risk families, Seattle, WA
1990 :: Developed and instructed, Life Skill Curriculum for Threshold, a residential program for at-risk girls ages 14-18, Seattle, WA
1988 – 1989 :: Choreographer, Youth Theater Project, Catholic Community Services, project for
homeless and at-risk teens, Seattle, WA

 

Archive of Dance Design Project

2012

  • Jillian Harris, The Gjeilo Project, Temple University, Philadelphia, PA, November.
  • A Deborah Hay Solo Adaptation, Leslie Elkins, Boom Boom Boom, The Fidget Space, Philadelphia, PA. November.
  • Scott McPheeters, Saltless Immortal, Christ Church Neighborhood House, Philadelphia, PA, September.
  • Megan Bridge, Situation Becoming, The Fidget Space, Philadelphia, PA, April.
  • Jose Limon, Reconstruction by Ryoko Kudo, Psalm, Goodhart Theater, Bryn Mawr, PA, April.
  • Paule Turner, Revelations, Tohill Theater, Glassboro, NJ, April.
  • Leah Stein, A Lilly Lillies, The Performance Garage, Philadelphia, PA, March.
  • Kun-Yang Lin, Beyond The Bone, The Painted Bride Arts Center, Philadelphia, PA, March.
  • Tiffany Mills, It Happens Only Once…Yesterday & Tomorrow, Temple University, Philadelphia, PA, February.
  • Meredith Rainey, Up Against Itself, Mandell Theater, Philadelphia, PA, February.

2011

  • Meredith Rainey, Up From The Bottom, Mandell Theater, Philadelphia, PA, June.
  • Rev. Nia Eubanks-Dixon, Nzinga, Goodhart Theater, Bryn Mawr, PA, April.
  • Paule Turner, Missing; A Lament For A Lost Child, Rowan University’s Meditation Walk, Glassboro, NJ, April.
  • Kun-Yang Lin & Joellen Meglin, Crystallina, Tomlinson Theater, Philadelphia, PA, April.
  • Heidi Barr, Leslie Elkins & Paule Turner, Quick Change, The Maas Building, Philadelphia, PA, March.
  • Kun-Yang Lin, Mandala, The Painted Bride, Philadelphia, PA, February.
  • Olive Prince, Figment of Her, Mandell Theater, Philadelphia, PA, January.

2010

  • Eun Jung Choi, Makoto Hirano & Jodi Obeid, Making Trouble, Tohill Theater, Glassboro, NJ, December.
  • Olive Prince, I Desire, Philadelphia Live Arts Festival, Philadelphia, PA, August.
  • Paule Turner, Fetiche, Tohill Theater, Glassboro, NJ, April.
  • Nichole Canuso, You Said Hello While Falling Behind, Conwell Theater, Philadelphia, PA, February
  • Rebecca Lazier, Night Bloomers, Berlind Theater, Princeton, NJ, February.
  • Susan Jaffe, Pulse, Berlind Theater, Princeton, NJ, February.
  • Jumatatu Poe, What Happens Happened, Mandell Theater, Philadelphia, PA, January.

2009

  • Leah Stein, Battle Hymns, The Armory of the First Troop, Philadelphia, PA, June.
  • Melanie Stewart, Deborah Hay Solo Adaptation, Theater at The Drake, Philadelphia, PA, June.
  • Meredith Rainey, Seeds, Mandell Theater, Philadelphia, PA, May.
  • Miriam Giguere, Fugue for Three Gestures, Mandell Theater, Philadelphia, PA May.
  • Martina Plag, Crane’s Promise, CEC Meeting House Theatre, Philadelphia, PA, May.
  • Megan Bridge, A Shadow in The Aeolian Plane, The Painted Bride, Philadelphia, PA, March.
  • Meredith Rainey, Petal and Caged, Rutgers Camden Center For The Arts, Camden, NJ, March.
  • Zvi Gotheiner, Chairs (excerpts), Berlind Theater, Princeton, NJ, February.
  • Edisa Weeks, We Are Slowly But Surely Achieving Our Objective, Berlind Theater, Princeton, NJ, February.
  • Cherylyn Lavagnino, Surrender My Soul to Rest, Berlind Theater, Princeton NJ, February.
  • Kun-Yang Lin, Writing II, Mandell Theater, Philadelphia, PA, January.
  • Olive Prince, Skirt, Mandell Theater, Philadelphia, PA January.

2008

  • Paule Turner, The Man Who Walked Between The Towers, Tohill Theater, Glassboro, NJ, Nov.
  • Leah Stein, Urban Echo, The Rotunda, Philadelphia, PA. September.
  • Megan Mazarick, Digitech Monster, Mandell Theater, Philadelphia PA, May.
  • Megan Bridge, Subject in Two Parts: Subject II, CEC, Philadelphia, PA May.
  • Paule Turner, Groove, Tohill Theater, Glassboro NJ, April.
  • Marianela Boan, Office, Berlind Theater, Princeton NJ, February.
  • Edisa Weeks, Play, Berlind Theater, Princeton NJ, February.
  • Ze’eva Cohen, Shifting Ground, Berlind Theater, Princeton NJ, February.
  • Maianela Boan, Barrier, Mandell Theater, Philadelphia PA, January.
  • Miriam Giguere, Hidden in Plain View, Mandell Theater, Philadelphia PA, January.

2007

  • Dance Theater X, TAR, Painted Bride Art Center, Philadelphia PA, September.
  • Leah Stein, Gate, Eastern State Penitentiary, Philadelphia PA, June.
  • Paule Turner, Bounce, Tohill Theater, Glassboro NJ, April.
  • Rebecca Lazier, Twelve Women Dancing, Berlind Theater, Princeton NJ, February.
  • Meghan Durham, Nine Part Invention, Berlind Theater, Princeton NJ, February.
  • James Martin, Grandmothers and Frogs, Berlind Theater, Princeton NJ, February.
  • Phillip Grosser, Embers, The Joyce Soho, New York, New York, January.

2006

  • Terrain, Serenade; My First Ballet, The Berlind Theater, Princeton NJ, December.
  • Subcircle, Somewhere close to Now Version 2, The Wilma Theater, Philadelphia PA, June.
  • Paule Turner, Carmina Burana, Phleeger Concert Hall, Glassboro NJ, April.
  • Megan Durham, I Am My Only Risk, Berlind Theater, Princeton NJ, February.
  • Rebecca Lazier, The Memory of Water, Berlind Theater, Princeton NJ, February.
  • Gabri Christa, Invisible Friend, Berlind Theater, Princeton NJ, February.
  • Milsy Davis, Mobius, Mandell Theater, Philadelphia PA, January.
  • Chris Walker, Untitled, Conwell Theater, Philadelphia PA, January.

2005

  • Rebecca Malcom-Naib, Rapture, The Painted Bride, Philadelphia PA, November.
  • Akiko Kitamura and Leni-Basso Dance Company with Group Motion, All Around You, Indiana University of Pennsylvania, September.
  • Megan Bridge & Peter Price, The Fold, Grahamstown Arts Festival, Grahamstown South Africa, July.
  • Paule Turner/Court, Touched, nEW Festival, The Arts Bank, Philadelphia, PA, June.
  • Subcircle, Somewhere Close to Now, nEW Festival, The Arts Bank, Philadelphia, PA, June.
  • Rebecca Malcolm-Naib, Time Trials, The Big Range Dance Festival, Houston, TX, June.
  • Leah Stein Dance, Carmina Barana, Frostburg State University, Frostburg, MD, April.
  • Phillip Grosser, Chopins’ Nocturnes, Two Bright Birds, Night Music and Four Songs by Henry Purcell, Conwell Theater, Temple University, Philadelphia, PA, February.

2004

  • Paule Turner, They Shoot Horses, Tohill Theater, Rowan University, Glassboro, NJ, November.
  • Ellen Forman Tribute, Costume Reconstruction for Bread Chronicles, Paley Library, Temple University, Philadelphia, PA, October.
  • Melanie Stewart Dance Theater, The Girl With Bees in Her Hair, The Drake, Philadelphia, PA, June.
  • Darla Stanley, Underbelly, You May Want to Pretend and State of Shock The Performance Garage, Philadelphia, PA, June.
  • Manfred Fishbeck & Brigitta Herrmann, Beyond the Eastern Standard Time, performed by Group Motion Dance Company, The Arts Bank, Philadelphia, PA, June.
  • Phillip Grosser, Nocturne, Conwell Theater, Temple University, Philadelphia, PA, January.
  • Myriam Herve-Gil, Le Piano D’Amelie, Mandell Theater, Drexel University, Philadelphia, PA, January.


2003

  • Paule Turner, Velocity of Drops, Tohill Theater, Rowan University, Glassboro, NJ, November.
  • Charles O. Anderson, Funky Suite: Body and Soul, Conwell Theater Temple University, Philadelphia, PA, October.
  • Megan Bridge and Peter Price, The Wedding; a Performance Ritual, The Painted Bride, Philadelphia, PA, September.
  • Kenshi Nohmi, Direction of Harmonization, performed by Group Motion Dance Company, The Painted Bride, Philadelphia, PA, September.
  • Darla Stanley, Elisions, Mandell Theater, Drexel University, Philadelphia, PA, May.
  • Merian Soto, Entrada, Conwell Theater, Temple University, Philadelphia, PA, February.
  • Eva Gholson, Early Songs (2003), Conwell Theater, Temple University, Philadelphia, PA, February.
  • Kariamu Welsh, “Unauthorized” Autobiography, Conwell Theater, Temple University, Philadelphia, PA, February.
  • Phillip Grosser, Vigil, Conwell Theater, Temple University, Philadelphia, PA, February.

2002

  • Rebecca Malcolm-Naib, Air Heart and Dirt, The Painted Bride, Philadelphia, PA, October.
  • Megan Bridge, Sign Here, The Painted Bride, Philadelphia, PA, September.
  • Subcircle, ADA Why is She How I Am, The Performance Garage, Philadelphia, PA, June.
  • Joellen Meglin, Trois Danses de Ville, Conwell Theater, Temple University, Philadelphia, PA, June.
  • Phillip Grosser, Three Fragments and Anthem, Conwell Theater, Temple University, Philadelphia, PA, June.
  • Darla Stanley, Up Through My Eyes, Conwell Theater, Temple University, Philadelphia, PA, April.
  • Merian Soto, Prequel (a): Deconstruction of a Passion for Salsa, The Joyce Theater, New York, NY, January.


2001

  • Darla Stanley, Interior Castle and Satie Blues, National Dance Showroom, Philadelphia, PA, August.
  • Allen Good and Phillip Grosser, No Two Alike, Conwell Theater, Temple University, Philadelphia, PA, March.
  • Phillip Grosser, Urgent Package, Conwell Theater, Temple University, Philadelphia, PA, March.
  • Ann Vachon, Pierrot Lunaire, Tomlinson Theater, Temple University, Philadelphia, PA, February.

2000

  • Grace Mi-He Lee, Waning, Conwell Theater, Philadelphia, PA, March.

Design Projects for Dance-Theater, Theater, Opera and Educational Dance

2011

  • William Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet, directed by David Sullivan, Rowan University, Glassboro NJ, April.

2009

  • Joanna Rotte’s The Noble Life of Yeshe Tsogyal All Victorious Ocean, Villanova University, Philadelphia, PA, October.

2007

  • Keythe Farley & Brian Flemming’s Bat Boy the Musical, directed by William Pollack, Drexel University, Philadelphia PA, November.

2005

  • Dale Wasserman’s One Flew Over the Cuckoos’ Nest, directed by Simone Federmann, Rowan University, Glassboro NJ, October.

2004

  • Mary Zimmerman’s Metamorphoses, directed by Paule Turner, Tohill Theater, Rowan University, Glassboro NJ, April.
  • Violet Fire: A Multimedia Opera about Nikola Tesla, composed by John Gibson,Tomlinson Theater, Temple University, Philadelphia, PA, February.

2003

  • Bryn Mawr Dance Outreach Project, directed by Madeline Cantor, Area Elementary Schools, Bryn Mawr, PA, December.
  • Melanie Stewart Dance Theater, The Gathering, New at the Arts Bank, Philadelphia, PA, September.

2002

  • Melanie Stewart, The Gathering, Tohill Theater, Rowan University, Glassboro NJ, December.
  • Paule Turner/Court, Love is The Devil, The Arts Bank, Philadelphia, PA, September.

2001

  • Mark Lord, “Alice”, Bryn Mawr College, Bryn Mawr, PA April.

Student Productions

2007 – 2011 :: Lead Designer Drexel Dance Ensemble. Design for several student works and supervise designers of remaining works being costumed for the winter and spring dance concerts.

2006 – 2010 :: Costume Designer, Princeton University’s Spring Dance Festival, Design up to seven student works presented in a show shared with faculty and professional works.

2003 – 2006
:: Drexel Dance Ensemble, Winter and Spring concerts. Costumed an average of three pieces for each concert including student works and visiting choreographers. Drexel University, Philadelphia, PA.

2004 – 2007 :: Dance Extensions, Spring Dance Concerts. Costumed several pieces of student choreography shown at Rowan University and the American College Dance Festival. Rowan University, Glassboro, NJ.

Festival Design Projects
2009 :: The Garden State Dance Festival, directed by Suzy Zucker, Rutgers Camden Center for The Arts, Camden, NJ, March. Designed for seven choreographic works of varied styles.

2004 ::The Garden State Dance Festival, directed by Suzy Zucker, The Excelsior Scottish Rite
Auditorium, Collingswood, NJ, March. Designs for four distinct styles of choreography are required for this festival that includes up to sixty performers, ages 6 to 25.

2003 ::The Garden State Dance Festival, directed by Suzy Zucker, The Excelsior Scottish Rite
Auditorium, Collingswood, NJ, May.

Selected Performance Experience

2011
:: Heidi Barr, Leslie Elkins and Paule Turner, Quick Change, The Maas Building, Philadelphia, PA.
1993 :: Heidi Barr and Holly Eckert, Habeus Corpus, Room 608, Seattle, WA.
1990 :: Joanna Shaw, Audience, On The Boards, Seattle, WA.
1988 – 1989 :: Pat Graney Company, Performances in Seattle, WA and Vancouver, B.C.
1985 – 1987 :: Cornish Dance Theater, choreography by Wade Madsen and Joanna Shaw, Broadway Performance Hall, Seattle, WA.
1982 – 1983 :: Concert Dance Theater, University of Oregon Campus Theater, Eugene, OR.
1980 – 1983 :: C. Rider Dance company, Performances in Eugene and Bend, OR.