Tiana Blanchard

Costume Designer and Seamstress


Contact Information

(425) 299-8549
tianaolivia18@gmail.com
tianablanchard.com




Experience:

Inland Northwest Opera - Madam Butterfly
September 2019, Coeur d'Alene Idaho
Wardrobe Dresser
Prepare and maintain costumes and helping actors into and out of costumes

-Steamed and lay out costumes between shows
-Help actors into and out of costumes, including tying obi's and other accessories
-Pre-set costumes and dressing the performers during the performance
-Gather costumes to be cleaned between performances


Inland Northwest Opera - Cosi fan Tutte
July 2019, Coeur d'Alene Idaho
Wardrobe Assistant/Dresser
Maintain costume department and managed all equipment and clothes

-Assisted the Costume Designer with fittings
-Transport and prepare costumes
-Pre-set costumes and dressing the performers during the performance


Cloud Nine Bridal
Seamstress (Internship)
January 2019 - June 2019, Coeur d'Alene Idaho

-Learned professional/couture techniques
-Worked hands on with brides during fittings
-Marking, measuring, and cutting for alterations
-Marking and setting bustles


Dark Mantel Productions
Costume Designer
May 2018 - August 2018, Liberty Lake Washington

-Worked along side another costume designer to bring to life 7 individual costumes
-Create sketches, source materials, coordinate meetings with the director, and schedule and perform fittings with actors
-Designed and created one costume and patterned, sourced, and stitched two others
-This short-film was entered into Saber Comp (formerly Lightsaber Choreography Competition) and took 4th place overall


Abundant House Films
Costume Designer
February 2018 - March 2018, Liberty Lake Washington

-Coordinate meetings with the director and production team
-Schedule and perform fittings with actors
-Working with wires for stunts
-Research and obtain wardrobe pieces from various sources. This included having custom pieces be made, ordered, and delivered on time
-Transportation of costumes and wardrobe dept. to set
-Pre-set costumes and assist actors getting into and out of costumes during production
-Maintain wardrobe consistency throughout production. This included supervising special effects makeup such as blood.


Village Theatre's Summer Stock Beauty and the Beast
Costume Design Intern/Backstage Dresser
July-August 2017, Everett Washington

-Interned under the Costume Designer
-Assisted with taking measurements and fittings of actors
-Made alterations to stock costumes
-Cut, stitched, and finished certain costume pieces
-Dressed actors during production
-Maintained costumes in between shows, this included washing, steaming, and ironing
-Pre-set costumes before each performance
-Helped actors into and our of costumes during performances