RESUME

 

VANESSA DIONNE

Makeup artist with experience supporting productions, such as the Oscars, Cirque du Soleil, Broadway shows and the Los Angeles Opera. Wig-production leader with professional results managing world-class productions. Expertise in clinical applications for venues, including film, television, press junkets and tours. Financial expertise in developing and managing budgets exceeding $150K annually, monitoring expense projections and supervising more than 75 artists at a time.

SKILLS

  • Cosmetic Artistry

  • Budget and Capital Expense Projections

  • Make-up Artist Management

  • Cosmetic Inventory and Inspection

  • Stage Management

  • Recruitment and Hiring

  • Preventive Maintenance

  • Pre-production and Production

  • Health and Safety Procedures

  • Schedule Management

EXPERIENCE

FREELANCE ARTIST

MAC Cosmetics

 

INSTRUCTOR

Makeup Designory/MUD, Burbank, CA 

Makeup Instructor: All program levels

 

IATSE 706, BURBANK, CA 

Theatre Orientation and Review: General Wig Maintenance, Application, Makeup and Backstage Etiquette

 

MAKEUP FOREVER, LOS ANGELES, CA 

Period Makeup/Exploring Beauty

2013 - PRESENT

2014 - 2015

2012 - PRESENT

2013

HEAD OF DEPARTMENT

Make-up and Wigs, Walt Disney Concert Hall, Los Angeles Philharmonic, Hollywood Bowl

 

Make-up and Wigs, Dolby Theater, Cirque du Soleil’s IRIS             

  • Manage the Wig and Make-up Department (comprised of six personnel), and the departmental budget ($147K per year) and capital expense projections ($5K per year) with the Technical Director. Supervise 75 artists and all of their make-up products, designs, and hair and wig needs. 

  • Identify and work closely with six major cosmetic vendors. 

  • Complete staff performance reviews, assist with hiring new employees. Develop regular and long-term inspection and preventive maintenance schedules and procedures. 

  • Establish and maintain departmental training and backup plans to ensure continuity in performance operations.

  • Maintain and update the wig and make-up installation specifications and drawings, inventory of all production wig and make-up elements and supplies, and all pertinent inspection and maintenance records. 

 

HAIR AND MAKEUP DEPARTMENT HEAD

Center Theatre Group/Mark Taper Forum       

 

  • Supervised pre-production and production of all shows 

  • Organized departmental operations, hired crew, and managed all aspects of a show during production, including hair and makeup application and administrative responsibilities

  • Interfaced with designers to execute designs for shows. Show turned over every eight to 10 weeks annually

  • Supervision and Personal artist to: Martin Sheen, Frances Conroy, Brian Geraghty, Katey Sagal, Laurence Fishburne, Annette Bening, Chris Pine, Julia Stiles, Keith Carradine, TR Knight, Brian Bedford, Raul Esparza,  Rita Wilson and many others

 

ASSOCIATE WIGMASTER

Los Angeles Opera                 

 

  • Assisted wigmaster with supervising the Wig and Make-up Department and scheduling of all employees 

  • Executed wig making; hairdressing; special effects; make-up; and other department tasks including payroll

  • Supervised and delegated the artistic aspects of the mounting, preparation, running, maintenance in production 

  • Assisted with scheduling Wig Department employees

  • Reviewed skill levels and operational strengths of department employees; led the training and development 

 

RESIDENT MAKEUP ARTIST / CREW FOREMAN

Los Angeles Opera        

 

  • Assisted the wigmaster and associate wigmaster with operational and administrative duties 

  • Supervised the per-service crew for all dress rehearsals and performances. 

  • Completed weekly payroll; relayed show running information; assigned tasks and specialty hair or make-up projects; oversaw the proper application, removal, and blocking of wigs and facial hair. 

  • Met regularly with the wigmaster and the associate wigmaster to review productions and to discuss operational and/or organizational issues

  • Worked collaboratively with the associate wigmaster to organize tasks, space, equipment, hairgoods, and supplies as required by each production

  • As delegated, performed such tasks as wig making, hairdressing, special effects, and make-up. Worked with the head of wardrobe, lead stylist, and/or principals as designated.

 

MAKEUP ARTIST / HAIR STYLIST / WIGMASTER

Los Angeles       

 

 

2013 - PRESENT

2011-2013

2001-2011

2000–2004

1996-2000

1996-PRESENT

TELEVISION

Little Fires Everywhere

Big Brother

44th E! People's Choice Awards

A Legendary Christmas

Unapologetic with Aisha Tyler

Bold & the Beautiful

Young and the Restless 

Late Late Show with James Corden

Carpool Karaoke

Survivor Finale (4 Seasons)

48 Hours

Scandal

Days of our Lives

Monopoly Millionaire’s Club (2 seasons)

Fox News KTTV

Whose Line is it Anyway (Seasons)

The Talk (Seasons)

Catch a Contractor

Six Feet Under

Jaime Kennedy Experience

Lyricist’s Lounge Show

Laws of Nature/Pilot

The Mummies of Xinjiang

Chang Gang/Pilot

Prodigal Son/MOW

The Carter Report

AT&T Fiesta Broadway

Hercules/Voiceovers

One Saturday Morning

Nightman

Vital Signs

Renegade

Toddler Town

Makeup Artist/Daily

Body Makeup Artist/Daily

Makeup Artist/Daily

Makeup Artist

Makeup Artist

Makeup Artist

Makeup Artist/Daily

Makeup Artist/Daily

Makeup Artist/Daily

Makeup Artist/Daily

Makeup Artist/Daily

Wig Construction *

Makeup Artist/Daily

Key Makeup Artist

Makeup Artist/Daily

Key Makeup Artist

Makeup Artist/Daily

Makeup Artist

Hair Punching*

Hair Ventilation*
Makeup Assistant

Key Makeup/Hair

Key Makeup/Hair

Key Makeup/Hair

Makeup Assistant Daily
Makeup Assistant

Makeup Assistant

Makeup Assistant

Key Makeup/Hair

Makeup Assistant

Daychecking/Makeup Assistant

Makeup Assistant

Makeup Assistant

Winslow Productions/ABC

CBS Radford

USA

NBC

AMC 

CBS Television City

CBS Television City

CBS Television City

CBS Television City

CBS Television City

CBS Television City

ABC Studios

Corday Productions/NBC

Game Show Network/KTLA

Fox Television

CW/Angst Productions

CBS Radford

Spike TV/Bongo LLC

Masters FX

Masters FX

MTV

Disney/Lynch Entertainment

Discovery Channel/Terra Nova

Digital Entertainment Network

Stu Segall Productions

The Carter Report

Telemundo TV

Disney

Disney/ABC

Glen Larson/Tribune Entertainment 

Bonnie View Productions

Stu Segall Productions

Kidworks LLC

* Custom wigmaking/facial hair

 

FILM

Newsies

The Cat in the Hat

League of Extraordinary Gentlemen

Camjackers

The Country Bears 

Evolution

Planet of the Apes

Bring It On

Battlefield Earth

Ringmaster

Titanic

Rancho Cucamongo

The Message

Makeup Artist

Hair Ventilating*

Hair Punching*

Hair/Makeup Assistant

Hair Punching*

Hair Punching*

Hair Punching*

Daychecking/Hair Assistant

Hair Ventilating*

Makeup Assistant

Hair Assistant

Key Hair

Key Makeup

Disney Theatrical

Edge FX

Edge FX

Eu Tops Productions

Jim Henson Creature Shop/Disney

Amalgamated Dynamics Inc.

Cinovation Studios

Paramount Pictures

Warner Brothers/Patrick Tatopoulos

Artisan Entertainment/Paradise Films

20th Century Fox/Lightstorm Ent.

Zoo Films

Message Films

* Custom wigmaking/facial hair

 

PRESS JUNKETS

Pirates of the Caribbean

Captain Underpants

Run the Tide 

Nocturnal Animals

Patriot’s Day

Sing

Hacksaw Ridge

Loving

A Monster Calls

Zathura: A Space Adventure (Jonah Bobo)

Dawn of the Dead

Just Friends

Goodnight and Good Luck (George Clooney)

Harold and Kumar Go to White Castle

Man on Fire (Christopher Walken)

Dawn of the Dead

Jeepers Creepers II

American Wedding

Dark Blue

About Schmidt

Knockaround Guys

Almost Famous (Cameron Crowe)

Bless The Child

The Road to Eldorado

The Broiler Room

Talented Mr. Ripley

Hurly Burly

The Theory of Flying

How Stella Got Her Groove Back

Disturbing Behavior

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Junket Productions

Junket Productions

Junket Productions

Junket Productions

Junket Productions

Junket Productions

Cross Creek Pictures

Focus Features

Junket Productions

Columbia Pictures

Universal Studios

New Line Cinema

Warner Independent Pictures

New Line Cinema

20th Century Fox

Universal Pictures

MGM

Universal Pictures

MGM

New Line Cinema

New Line Cinema

Paramount Pictures

Paramount Pictures

Dreamworks

New Line Cinema

Paramount Pictures/Miramax

Fine Line Cinema

Fine Line Cinema

Fox

MGM

* Custom wigmaking/facial hair

 

BROADWAY SHOWS / TOURS

Into the Woods

Miss Saigon

Hello Dolly

Annie

MAMMA MIA!

A Chorus Line

Spamalot

Dangerous Beauty

Hamilton

Get on your Feet

Love Never Dies

Cinderella

School of Rock

Disney’s Aladdin

The King and I

An American in Paris

42nd Street

Bullets over Broadway

Annie

The Bridges of Madison County

Something Rotten

The Phantom of the Opera

Motown (2 Tours)

Newsies

Kinky Boots (2 Tours)

Joseph... Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat

Book of Mormon

Priscilla Queen of the Desert

Disney’s Beauty and the Beast (3 Tours)

Rock of Ages

Hair

Wicked (LA Sit Down)

Legally Blonde

A Little Night Music

Disney’s The Lion King (LA Sit Down)

Radio City Music Tour

Makeup/Hair Supervisor

Hair Assistant

Hair Assistant

Makeup/Hair Designer*

Makeup/Hair Designer*

Makeup/Hair Designer

Makeup/Wig Designer*

Makeup Designer

Hair Assistant

Hair Assistant

Hair Assistant

Hair Assistant

Hair Assistant

Hair Assistant

Hair Assistant

Hair Assistant

Hair Assistant

Hair Assistant

Hair Assistant

Hair Assistant

Hair Assistant

Makeup Assistant

Hair Assistant

Hair Assistant

Hair Assistant

Hair Assistant

Hair Assistant

Hair Assistant

Hair Assistant

Hair Assistant

Hair Assistant

Hair Assistant

Hair Assistant

Makeup/Hair Assistant

Makeup/Hair Assistant

Wig Stylist

Hollywood Bowl

Pantages Theatre

Pantages Theatre

Hollywood Bowl

Hollywood Bowl

Hollywood Bowl

Hollywood Bowl

Pasadena Playhouse

Pantages Theatre

Pantages Theatre

Pantages Theatre

Pantages Theatre

Pantages Theatre

Pantages Theatre

Pantages Theatre

Pantages Theatre

Pantages Theatre

Pantages Theatre

Pantages Theatre

Ahmanson Theatre

Ahmanson Theatre

Pantages Theatre

Pantages Theatre

Pantages Theatre

Pantages Theatre

Pantages Theatre

Pantages Theatre

Pantages Theatre

Pantages Theatre

Pantages Theatre

Pantages Theatre

Pantages Theatre/Kiamico Company

Pantages Theatre

Los Angeles Opera

Pantages Theatre

Universal Studios

* Custom wigmaking/facial hair

 

STAGE

The Moliere Comedies:

The School for Husbands and the 

The Imaginary Cuckcold

The Cherry Orchard

The Goat, or Who is Sylvia?

Lewis & Clark Reach the Euphrates

Without Walls

The School for Scandal

I Witness

Stuff Happens

Electricidad

School of Night

Radio Golf

Water & Power

13

Lydia

Oleanna

Pippin

Parade

Palestine New Mexico

Bengal Tiger at the Baghdad Zoo

The Subject Was Roses

The Lieutenant of Inishmore

Leap of Faith

Harps and Angels

House of Blue Leaves

My Old Lady

Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike

Distracted

Makeup/Hair Department Head

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Makeup/Hair Department Head

Makeup Designer

Hair Assistant

Makeup Designer

Center Theatre Group/Mark Taper Forum

Center Theatre Group/Mark Taper Forum

Center Theatre Group/Mark Taper Forum

Center Theatre Group/Mark Taper Forum

Center Theatre Group/Mark Taper Forum

Center Theatre Group/Mark Taper Forum

Center Theatre Group/Mark Taper Forum

Center Theatre Group/Mark Taper Forum

Center Theatre Group/Mark Taper Forum

Center Theatre Group/Mark Taper Forum

Center Theatre Group/Mark Taper Forum

Center Theatre Group/Mark Taper Forum

Center Theatre Group/Mark Taper Forum

Center Theatre Group/Mark Taper Forum

Center Theatre Group/Mark Taper Forum

Center Theatre Group/Mark Taper Forum

Center Theatre Group/Mark Taper Forum

Center Theatre Group/Mark Taper Forum

Center Theatre Group/Mark Taper Forum

Center Theatre Group/Mark Taper Forum

Center Theatre Group/Mark Taper Forum

Center Theatre Group/Mark Taper Forum

Center Theatre Group/Mark Taper Forum

Center Theatre Group/Mark Taper Forum

Center Theatre Group/Mark Taper Forum

Center Theatre Group/Mark Taper Forum

Doolittle Theater

Mark Taper Forum

Mark Taper Forum

* Custom wigmaking/facial hair

 

OPERA

Atlas

Stravinsky's Myths

200 Motels

Bernstein's MASS

A Trip to the Moon

Marriage of Figaro

Cosi fan Tutte

Alice in Wonderland

Nixon in China

Theatre of the World

Die Frau Ohne Schatten

La Damnation of Faust

Nicolas and Alexandria

Orfeo ed Euridice

Dialogues of the Carmelites

The Flying Dutchman

The Barber of Seville

Turandot

Bluebeards Castle

Gianni Schicchi

Die Fledermaus

Postcards from Morocco

Cosi fan Tutti

The Merry Widow

Queen of Spades

Lohengrin

Gulio Ceasar

Don Pasquale

Le Nozze di Figaro

La Boheme

La Cenerentola

Tosca

Aida

Billy Budd

La Rondine

Rigoletto

Faust

Hansel and Gretel 

The Capulets and the Montagues

The Elixir of Love 

Madama Butterfly

Samson et Dalila 

Lucia Di Lammermoor

Don Giovanni

La Traviata

Fantastic Mr. Fox

Falstaff

Carmen

Werther

Magic Flute

Salome

Il Trovatore

Florencia en el Amazonas

Countess Maritza

Norma

Pagiliacci

Grendal

Ghost of Versailles

Makeup/Hair Supervisor

Makeup/Hair Supervisor

Makeup/Hair Designer*

Makeup/Hair Designer*

Makeup/Hair Designer*

Makeup/Hair Designer

Makeup/Hair Designer

Makeup/Hair Designer*

Makeup/Hair Designer*

Makeup/Hair Designer*

Makeup/Hair/Wigs

Makeup/Hair/Wigs

Makeup/Hair/Wigs

Makeup/Hair/Wigs

Makeup/Hair/Wigs

Makeup/Hair/Wigs

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Walt Disney Concert Hall

Walt Disney Concert Hall

Walt Disney Concert Hall

Walt Disney Concert Hall

Walt Disney Concert Hall

Walt Disney Concert Hall

Walt Disney Concert Hall

Walt Disney Concert Hall

Walt Disney Concert Hall

Walt Disney Concert Hall

Los Angeles Opera

Los Angeles Opera

Los Angeles Opera

Los Angeles Opera

Los Angeles Opera

Los Angeles Opera

Los Angeles Opera

Los Angeles Opera

Los Angeles Opera

Los Angeles Opera

Los Angeles Opera

Los Angeles Opera

Los Angeles Opera

Los Angeles Opera

Los Angeles Opera

Los Angeles Opera

Los Angeles Opera

Los Angeles Opera

Los Angeles Opera

Los Angeles Opera

Los Angeles Opera

Los Angeles Opera

Los Angeles Opera

Los Angeles Opera

Los Angeles Opera

Los Angeles Opera

Los Angeles Opera

Los Angeles Opera

Los Angeles Opera

Los Angeles Opera

Los Angeles Opera

Los Angeles Opera

Los Angeles Opera

Los Angeles Opera

Los Angeles Opera

Los Angeles Opera

Los Angeles Opera

Los Angeles Opera

Los Angeles Opera

Los Angeles Opera

Los Angeles Opera

Los Angeles Opera

Los Angeles Opera

Los Angeles Opera

Los Angeles Opera

Los Angeles Opera

Los Angeles Opera

Los Angeles Opera

* Custom wigmaking/facial hair

PRINT

2001-2003 Ben Nye Catalog

Georgina Washington

Makeup Assistant

Makeup Assistant

Ben Nye Makeup Company

Ben Nye Makeup Company

EDUCATION

Wig & Makeup Apprentice Program, Los Angeles Opera, Rick Geyer, 1998

Joe Blasco Professional Makeup Artistry, Hollywood, California, 1996

Joe Blasco Professional Hair Styling, Hollywood, California, 1996

Bachelor of Arts, Theatre, University of North Texas, Denton, 1995

AFFILIATIONS

Member of the Television Academy, 2018-present

IATSE Local 706 Journeyman Makeup Artist and Hairstylist Guild Member, 2001-present

Recording Secretary, IATSE Local 706, Burbank, California, 2015-2018

Executive Board Member, IATSE Local 706, Burbank, California, 2006-2012  

AWARDS

2019-Nominee Daytime Emmy, Best Makeup for a Drama Series, The Bold and the Beautiful

2019-IATSE Local 706 Makeup Artist & Hair Stylist Guild Award Nominee

2018-Daytime Emmy, Best Makeup for a Drama Series, The Bold & The Beautiful

2018-IATSE Local 706 Makeup Artist & Hair Stylist Guild Award Winner-Best Theatrical Hairstyling-Mamma Mia

2018-IATSE Local 706 Makeup Artist & Hair Stylist Guild Award Winner-Best Theatrical Makeup-Mamma Mia 

2017-IATSE Local 706 Makeup Artist & Hair Stylist Guild Award Winner-Best Theatrical Makeup-A Chorus Line

2016-IATSE Local 706 Makeup Artist & Hair Stylist Guild Award Winner-Best Theatrical Hairstyling-Alice in Wonderland

2016-IATSE Local 706 Makeup Artist & Hair Stylists Guild Award Winner-Best Theatrical Makeup-Alice in Wonderland

2015-IATSE Local 706 Makeup Artist & Hair Stylists Guild Award Nominee

2014-IATSE Local 706 Makeup Artist & Hair Stylists Guild Award Nominee

2005-IATSE Local 706 Makeup Artist & Hair Stylists Guild Award Nominee