Joanna Becker


B.A. THEATRE (COSTUMING/PERFORMANCE) Lake Forest College, Lake Forest, IL (2013)

  • STUDY ABROAD (London/Florence) Lake Forest College, (Spring 2012)

  • SEMESTER STUDY (Fashion Design/Television Production) Columbia College Chicago, Chicago, IL (Fall 2013)

Professional Experience

PITTSBURGH BALLET THEATRE- Pittsburgh, PA                                                          (October 2015- August 2020
Assistant Costumer
  • ​Assist Costumier with general office tasks
  • Organize, order and sign out pointe and ballet shoes for company members
LAKE FOREST COLLEGE--Lake Forest, IL                                                                          (January 2013-May 2013)
Costume Coordinator/ Shop Manager "Little Women the Musical "
  • Research authentic historical Civil War period garments
  • Pull and keep an inventory of 1850's-60's costumes from a costume warehouse
  • Facilitate student workers and train them in hand and machine sewing, quick changes and hair styling
  • Conduct costume alterations to fit actors
  • Manage student workers' time cards and schedules
  • Create expences sheet and manage costume budget
  • Organize workshops for students teaching basic corset making and millinery taught by a Chicago-based costume designer
PENINSULA PLAYERS THEATRE-- Door County, WI                                                                          (Summer 2014)
  • Sew, press, and complete assigned garments by hand or machine

  • Manage time efficiently to complete each assignment in a timley manor

  • Addressed issues/concerns with costume shop manager and designer about assignments

  • Organized and maintained clean sewing area


CHICAGO CHILDREN'S THEATRE--Chicago, IL                                                     (September 2012-February 2014)
Artistic/Education Intern
  • Coordinate school visits to theatre by managing efficient arrivals of large student groups and ensuring safety
  • Develop student study guides for two productions by researching relevent facts about the productions historical contexts
  • Assist with fundraising by stuffing/mailing envelopes to donors as well as selling tickets for CCT's annual auction and gala
Assistant to Musical Director, Glee Club after school program
  • Assist with warmups and theatre games with children ages 8-10, including a student on the autism spectrum
  • Engage the students creativly by encouraging and assisting them with creating their own dance choreography
  • Promote CCT's Glee Club by filming and editing a video of "Glee Club" rehearsals and performance
THE ARTISTIC HOME-- Chicago, IL                                                                                               (January-May 2013)
  • Log all voicemails, return calls, reply to and send company E-mails
  • Connect with patrons through promoting production by creating online listings
  • Assist with auditions, casting and boxoffice duties
ANNA G. COSTUMES-- Chicago, IL                                                                                               (January-May 2013)
Costume Stitcher
  • Sew costumes of various dificulty levels
  • Create patterns for specific costume designs and embellishments
  • Assist with backstage and on-set wardrobe duties during Red Moon Theatre's anual fundraising event
LENSIC PERFORMING ARTS CENTER-- Santa Fe, NM                                                                     (Summer 2009)
Technical Theatre
  • Fashioned lighting design for stage performances such as American Idol winner, David Cook
  • Operated rigging and grid equipment for lighting and set


Santa Fe, NM



2010 - present

2010 - present

Film and Theatrical Volunteer Experience


Actor, Silver Leaf Films, Door County, WI                                                            (Summer 2014)
Usher, Third Avenue Playhouse, Door County, WI                                             (Summer 2013)
Mentor/Stitcher/Backstage, Pandemonium Productions, Santa Fe, NM                 (2005-2010)