Wednesday, June 3, 2015

Emily Uptonogood. Costume designer extraordinary.

Emily is a full-time student at Oregon State University, who transferred there as a junior.  She is working towards a major in Apparel Design and a minor in Theatre Arts.  She was homeschooled her entire life all the way up until college.  She completed her high school education and received her diploma from the University of Missouri’s Center for Distance and Independent Study, from which she took her classes online from her home in Portland, Oregon.
She has worked in costuming three years, first Clackamas Community College's costume designer Alva Bradford in 2012 and now under OSU’s Costume designer Barbara Mason since Fall 2015.  She is an avid pursuer of her hobby of cosplay, where she creates her own costumes and props and attends conventions around the Northwest, showcasing her work and hosting panels.
Aside from costuming, she has over 12 years dance training in ballet, jazz, hip hop, modern, lyrical, and tap, and has danced at recitals, competitions, and conventions, as well as taught dance instruction at her last studio.  She also enjoys writing fiction and drawing cartoonist illustration in her spare time.
Emily has had a love for theatre ever since enrolling at Clackamas Community College in 2012, where she had her first experience stage managing for their production of Arms and the Man, where she also was the light board operator for it, Brighton Beach Memoirs, and their Student Showcase.  She made her acting debut in CCC’s Almost, Maine as Sandrine and Hope, and then reappeared in Neighborhood 3: Requisition of Doom as Madison and ZOMBIEKILLR14.  She combined her acting and dancing experience by performing in Clackamas Repertory Theater’s Carousel, her first real role in a musical.  Before, she was the assistant stage manager for CRT’s musical Kiss Me, Kate and running crew for both it and Harvey.
Emily will appear in her first OSU production in Fall 2016 as Nurse in Romeo and Juliet, as well as continue to make costumes.

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