Meredith SchieltzWig and Makeup Design

Born and raised in Dubuque, Iowa, I began participating in theatre at a young age. In high school I found my passion for working behind the scenes on wigs and makeup, designing and leading crews in both school productions and at local theaters. I followed that passion to The Conservatory of Theatre Arts at Webster University in St Louis, where I am finishing my fourth year pursuing a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Wig and Makeup Design. While at Webster, I also pursued my interests in costume design and sewing. Recently, I have interned at Utah Festival Opera and Musical Theatre in Logan, Utah, where I ventilated and styled wigs and worked four shows in rep. In my personal work I have been exploring bold, operatic styles, while also learning the detail and finesse of period work.