receiving her undergraduate degree in Fashion Design, Deanna traveled around
the country with Ebony Fashion Fair. She received her MFA in Costume Production
from Boston University. While living in New York City, she was the
patternmaker and costume shop manager for Blue Man Group. She worked
as a professional draper for many organizations, including Chicago Symphony
Orchestra, Glimmerglass Opera, Hartford Stage, Huntington Theatre, Santa Fe
Opera, Washington Opera and Williamstown Theatre Festival.
first began working in academia at DePaul's Barat Campus Theatre Arts Department.
She worked as an over-hire draper at The Theatre School and
was adjunct faculty prior to becoming the Costume Shop Manager/Draper February 2009 - August 2011. Locally she works as a freelance
draper for The Goodman Theatre, Chicago Shakespeare Theater and
Steppenwolf. She is married and has two daughters, Samantha (6) and