Karen Evanetz has been designing and building costumes for over 25 years. Originally trained as a performer, she has appeared in numerous commercials, industrial films and stage performances. Because of her experience on stage, Karen understands the value of a well designed and professionally engineered costume.
8 years as costume shop manager for Sesame Place - one of the Annheuser Busch Adventure Parks.
25 years full time creating one of a kind costumes for dancers.
10 years costuming Salsa Teams including World Champions Calle Luna, Calle Sol, Las Estrellas , Estillo Dancers, K-Viva and Algorythm Dancers.
9 years costuming World Champion Salsa Dancers Loretta Chianese and Jose Maldonado.
Design and Construction for the following Dance Productions: Mary Poppins, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, Oklahoma, Wizard of Oz, Damn Yankees, Singing in the Rain, The Snowman, Hercules, Peter Pan and Aladdin.
Karen is also experienced in alterations and redesign of Bridal and evening wear and all costumes from Ballet to Ballroom.
Studies in Design, Patternmaking, Draping and Tailoring at the following schools: