Spotlights Import 12/20/13

Amanda Janke

Amanda Janke

Amanda Janke graduated with a BA in theatre in 2008 and has enjoyed great success ever since. Amanda earned her MFA in Costume Design and Technology from The University of Cincinnati, College-Conservatory of Music-- one of the best MFA programs in the country. This summer She is working at The Glimmerglass Festival (formerly Glimmerglass Opera) in Cooperstown, NY as what is known as a First Hand (pattern maker's assistant). This very prestigious opera company will provide Amanda with the opportunity to work on A Blizzard at Marblehead Neck, and Later the Same Evening. In the Fall, Amanda will return to Michigan as faculty/staff at the University of Michigan-Flint. I will oversee production for all of the shows, run the costume lab classes and be the primary draper. At some point in the future a regular course load will also be added to my position, teaching costume construction, pattern making, etc., Amanda explains. GVSU theatre Professor Karen Libman said, We are so proud! We couldn't agree more!

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