Curriculum Vitae

Professional Summary:

As an Artist-Educator Allida is interested in the intersection between creativity and other forms of knowledge and learning. She designs interdisciplinary process-oriented programs that scaffold cognitive development,and Social-Emotional Learning (SEL) to empower youth engagement in their schools, and communities.

Education
Ed. M. Candidate Harvard Graduate School of Education; Arts in Education
BA 2010; DePaul University; Art & Education
Certificate 2006, 2007; EFL Conversation Teaching Fellow, Madrid, Spain
(BFA) The School of the Art Institue of Chicago; Fiber, Print, Designed Objects
(BFA) DePaul Theatre School; Costume Technology w/ Design Minor

Languages in order of proficiency:
English (Native)
Spanish (Bilingual)
French (Proficient)
ASL (Conversant)

Teaching:
2013-Present
FLY Children’s Art Center, Ypsilanti MI
Program Director
2013-2017
Greenhills School, Ann Arbor MI
Guest Lecturer and Costume Mentor
2015-2017
Eastern Michigan University Bright Futures Program
Sewing Instructor, Romulus Middle School
2013-Present
CaMLA, Ann Arbor MI
English Language Assessment Consultant
2012
Drama-Bee Spring Break Camp, Los Angeles, CA
Guest Teacher; Photo, Visual and Performing Arts lessons
2011-2012
Weltenbuerger, Los Angeles, CA
Training staff/interns about sewing, patternmaking, and crafts
2010
Accent Arts, Palo Alto, CA
Gave a series of in-store product demos for Print-making, Origami & Bookbinding
2007-2009
Colegio San Agustín, Madrid, Spain
Team taught K-12 students, organized for pageants, other presentations
2006-2009
Studio in a Backpack, Madrid, Spain
Gave in-home lessons in English about Art for EFL students of all ages
2005-2007
CEIP Valderrey, Algete, Madrid, Spain
Received official training for EFL Fellowship, Taught English through CLIL
2005
The School of the Art Institute of Chicago Continuing Studies
Volunteer Classroom Assistant for pre-K and special needs class
2005
Adventurous Art (by Allida) (Chicago, IL)
Instructed private student in Pattern-making
2000-2005
Pearl Artist Supplies, Chicago, IL
Gave a series of demos on a broad range of crafts, Trained Staff
1994-1997
The Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum, Ann Arbor, MI
Taught Birthday Parties, Assistant Teacher at Summer Science Camp
1995-1997
The Scrap Box, Ann Arbor, MI
Taught Birthday Parties, and Workshops

Design:
2013-2017
Greenhills School, Ann Arbor MI
Costume Designer
1994- Present
Adventurous Art (by Allida)
Web, Clothing, Jewelry, Marketing, Graphics, Costume, Accessories
2011-2012
Weltenbuerger, Los Angeles, CA
Patternmaking, Clothing Construction, Sample-making, Sourcing
2006-2009
Studio-in-a-Backpack Madrid, Spain
Design of didactic materials for Art, Museums, and Field Trips
1999-2005
Pearl Artist Supplies, Chicago IL
Merchandising, Signage, Window and Special Displays, Product Demos/Handouts
2004
Rogers Park Farmers Market, Chicago IL
Up-cycled and new clothing, Shibori, Bookbinding, Jewelry
1998

Art Shows:
Fall 2016
FLY Teacher Feature: Honeybee Festival
Walk-in Honeycomb installation
Fall 2015
FLY Teacher Show
Prints, Drawings, and Fiber Works in Progress
Spring 2015
Full Circle Community Center, Ypsilanti Michigan
The Circle Show
Added paintings and collaborative mobile from FLY project to the permanent collection of the community center.
2013-Present
FLY Children’s Art Center, Ypsilanti, MI
Coordinates activities and displays at FLY for First Fridays Ypsilanti
2007, Segovia and Madrid, Spain
Handmade Book and Documentary Project
“El Torrejon”
2006
Collaboration with Spanish Artist, Curra Rueda, Madrid, Spain
Video project: “Candidam Nubem”
2005
River North Gallery District Starbucks, Chicago, IL
“Blossoming” One-man Café Show, prints drawings paintings
2005
Anna’s Bar*, Chicago, Chicago IL
“Urban Flowers” One-man Bar Show, prints, drawings, paintings
2003
Monkey Business, Chicago, IL
“Fall Group Show” large piece in window, assorted prints, accessories in gallery
2002
Gallery B, Chicago, IL
“Turning” prints in group show
2001
Gallery B, Chicago, IL
“Fall” prints in group show

Theatrical Productions:
Spring 2017 Greenhills School, Upper School Musical
Urinetown
11/18/2016 Greenhills School, Upper School
The Madwoman of Chaillot Costume Designer & Mentor
11/4/2016 Greenhills School Middle School
Alice in Wonderland Costumiere (Mentor to Student Designer)
8/2016 Carriage House Theatre Carriage House Company
Photograph 51 Costume Consultant
7/2016 Carriage House Theatre Carriage House Company
Hamlet: All Female Version Costume Designer
6/2016 Greenhills School Senior Shakespeare Class
Macbeth Costume Consultant
5/18/2016 Riverside Arts Center PTD Productions
Charley’s Aunt Costumiere
3/22/2016 Greenhills School Upper School The
Addams Family Costumer & Mentor
11/22/2015 Greenhills School Upper School
Picnic at Hanging Rock Costumer & Mentor
11/9/2015 Greenhills School Middle School
Schoolhouse Rock Costumer & Mentor
8/2015 Riverside Arts Center PTD Productions
Ice Glen Costumer
6/2015 Greenhills School Senior Shakespeare Class
Romeo & Juliet Costume Mentor
4/2015 Greenhills School Upper School
The Music Man Costumer & Mentor
2/2015 Riverside Arts Center PTD Productions
Vanya and Sonya and Masha and Spike Costume Consultant
12/2014 Riverside Arts Center PTD Productions
You Can’t Take it with You! Costumer
11/2014 Greenhills School Upper School
Moon Over Buffalo Costumer & Mentor
10/2014 Greenhills School Middle School
The Arkansaw Bear Costumer & Mentor
10/2014 Greenhills School Middle School
The Lottery Costumer & Mentor
9/2014 Riverside Arts Center PTD Productions
Grace and Glorie Sweater Consultant and Designer
8/2014 Private Location U-M Musical Summer Camp
You’re a Good Man Charlie Brown Costume Mentor
7/2014 Riverside Arts Center PTD Productions
Fallen Angels Costumer
3/2014 Greenhills School Upper School
Into the Woods Costumer & Mentor
11/2013 Greenhills School Upper School
The Caucasian Chalk Circle Costumer & Mentor
10/2013 Greenhills School Middle School
You’re a Good Man Charlie Brown Costumer & Mentor
9/2013 Riverside Arts Center PTD Productions
Lend Me a Tenor Costumer
8/2013 Private Location U-M Musical Summer Camp
The Lion King Make-up and Costume Consultant
1999 The Shattered Globe Theatre, Chicago IL
Richard III Assistant to Costumer
1998 Chauttauqua Theatre Conservatory Company, Chautauqua, NY
4 Shows: Marvin’s Room, Romeo and Juliet, YCTIWY, Antigone
Costume Research, Craft-work, Dyeing, Patternmaking, Construction
1997-1998 The Griffin Theatre Company, Chicago IL
Shakespeare’s Dog, Costumer
DePaul University Theatre School, Merle Reskin Theatre unless noted,
Fall 1998: The Athanaeum Theater, Alice in Bed (Costumiere),
Spring 1998: The Secret Garden (Assistant Costume Designer),
Spring 1998: The Search for Delicious (Assistant Costumiere),
Spring 1998: The Perpetual Patient (Assistant Costumiere)
Spring 1997: Six Characters in Search of an Author (Flys & Lights Changeover)
Winter 1997: Victory Gardens Theater, The Clearing (Light Crew)
Fall 1996: Charlotte’s Web (Head of Wardrobe)
1996-97: Costume Storage Assistant