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Nancy Feldman

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Milestones

My road in life took a while to figure out.
Born and raised in Augusta, GA.
Has been involved in theater ever since she was a young child—her mother even owned a children's theater company where she would volunteer.
Went to a fine arts high school that allowed her to cultivate her love of theater.
Attended Northwestern University where she received her degree in musical theater with a minor in economics.
When she wasn’t performing in shows, she started helping out backstage with costumes and discovered she was more passionate about that than acting.
Attended Parsons School of Design in New York City, where she received an associates degree in fashion studies and began working in costuming for television and Broadway.
Decided to move to Florida to get away from the hustle of New York City—got an opportunity to work at Disney for a while.
She now works as the Wardrobe & Makeup Supervisor for the Blue Man Group show in Orlando.

Career

Wardrobe & Makeup Supervisor

I supervise all costume and makeup needs for the Blue Man Group show in Florida.

Career Roadmap

Roadmap
My work combines:
My work combines:
Acting & Theatre
Fashion
Being Creative

Day to Day

The first thing I do when I arrive at work is do laundry, it's a very messy show! I restock costumes, do repairs, place orders with vendors, and make sure everything is ready for the show. I set costumes in their onstage locations and set the dressing rooms. I apply the bald caps and makeup to performers, and then get them into costume. I am there to assist the performers and do touch ups on their makeup. Afterward, I get the performers out of costume and makeup, do laundry, and then go home.

Advice for Getting Started

Here's the first step for high school students

If you love theater and know you want to be part of it as a career, don't limit yourself to being onstage. There are so many amazing backstage jobs that exist for all types of personalities, all vital to making a performance come alive.

Hurdles

The Noise I Shed

From Society in General:

"To be an actor, you need to sacrifice everything."

Challenges I Overcame

Career Change

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