Recent Acting and Performance Experience
2010 “wigs for Kids” commercial voice for Donation Campaign, Feb, Cleveland, Ohio
2007-present Christopher Axelrod Productions (Cleveland, OH), hired to play various characters in internet broadcast TV show and high-profile theme parties (French maid, played Mae West character).
2008 “Play by the Rules” music video for John Chaffee. Played the supporting role of stilt dancing, Patriotic Goddess.
2002 – 2008 Sparx in the City (Sparx Concert Series, Cleveland, OH). Featured as professional stilt dancer/performer at yearly (summer) street concert series, a downtown marketing initiative.
2006 – 2008 Fox 8 News, “Kickin’ It with Kenny” (Cleveland, OH). Guest stilt performer on morning news segments, most recently July 4, 2008 and August 8, 2008
2007 “Agent Allied vs. Dr. Dirty and the Forces of Physics.” Avatar Entertainment (Cleveland, OH). Played Professor Physics character in educational video about safe driving of utility vehicles, produced for the City of Cleveland.
1994 – 2007 SAFMOD (Sub Atomic Frequency Modulation Overdose), multi-media performance ensemble, Cleveland, OH. Professional performance of stilt acrobatics and dancing. Also, as Visual Arts Director, responsible for design, set construction, special effects and costumes for performance troupe.
2008 Video, postcard and print model for advertising in several Sparx publicity pieces. Various images of me in self-created stilt Goddess character (Extravaxandra).
2006 New York Times. Subject in photo by Heidi Schumann in photo journal of Burning Man festival.
2006 Herb Ascherman Photography. Cover photo subject in publicity materials for the traveling photography show “Cleveland, America!: An Exhibit of odd, interesting and unusual people and places in Northeast Ohio” presented by The Western Reserve Historical Society.
2006 Ingenuity Festival, photo subject (stilt dancing) used in various print and television publicity for the festival. Also featured in promotional video for the Festival.
2003 Circus Center, San Francisco, CA. Photo subject for yearly curriculum guide and publicity pamphlet.
1999 Geoff Pankhurst Photography. Studio photographic subject featured on cover of Scene Magazine.
Other professional experience
1993 â 2008 Gallery shows for sculpture and installations, arts education in city schools, wardrobe and costume design for performance ensembles (including Cirque du Soleil and Pilobolus Dance Company), produced and sold wearable art, jewelry and accessories.
2007 Co-authored Alternation: Transform, Customize, Embellish, a book about creative recycling of clothing.
2006 Featured in 30-minute video making self-designed tie skirt in “Uncommon Threads” on internet DIY Network (www.diynetwork.com)
2004 â 2005 Principal costume design and styling for two feature films, Hero Tomorrow and Christmas at Maxwells.
1993 BFA, Fiber, Cleveland Institute of Art, Cleveland, OH (5 year BFA)
Every journey brings new ideas to the surface. This is the true essence of human experience. I’ve traveled and lived throughout the world and consciously integrate foreign rhythms, textures and forms in all of my creative expression.