Concieved with Cincinnati Ballet's CEO, Victoria Morgan

THE WIZARD OF Oz Ballet

Toto-Cowardly Lion
Toto-Cowardly Lion

Hand drawn watercolor rendering for the Puppet Toto and Puppeteer-Dancer, as well as the costume for the Cowardly Lion.

Oz Head - Oz Monster
Oz Head - Oz Monster

Designs for Puppets and Puppeteer costumes for two of the incarnations of Oz before Dorothy catches on!

Presentations
Presentations

With Victoria Morgan, CEO of the Cincinnati Ballet

Toto-Cowardly Lion
Toto-Cowardly Lion

Hand drawn watercolor rendering for the Puppet Toto and Puppeteer-Dancer, as well as the costume for the Cowardly Lion.

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UMKC Design Studio, Spring 2015

For this charette, I worked closely with Tyler Wilson, UMKC Costume Design MFA (2015).  We tried to create a cohesive design of puppetry, costumes and animal masks.  Tyler's work was mainly focused on the clothing of the humanesque creatures, while I took on animals, be they puppets of dogs or monsters, or dancers dressed as The Cowardly Lion or Flying Monkeys.  We were heavily influenced by both the orginal Oz illustrations, as well as Bakst's designs for the Ballet Russe.