MFA in Costume Design, Utah State University
172 Haas Fine Arts Center
Music & Theatre Arts Department
University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire
Eau Claire, WI 54702-4004
Amanda received her MFA in Costume Design from Utah State University in 2006 and for the past ten years has served as their Costume Shop Manager and adjunct faculty of costume construction and technology. She has designed costumes for the Old Lyric Repertory Company, Utah Festival Opera & Musical Theatre, and The Grand Theatre. She worked as a costume shop technician for the Utah Shakespearean Festival, Pioneer Theatre Company and also served as a design assistant with NBC's Saturday Night Live. Amanda maintains an extensive record of award winning designs and spent two summers in Washington D.C. at The Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts showcasing her work and studying alongside renowned designer Ming Cho Lee and Constance Hoffman.
Some of Amanda's favorite designs include: Sweeney Todd, You're a Good Man Charlie Brown, King Lear, Suessical the Musical, Little Shop of Horrors, South Pacific and An Inspector Calls. Amanda and her husband Landon have two beautiful children; Ruby who is four going on seventeen, and Pearl who is only three months old. The Profaizer family is happy to be part of the UW-Eau Claire family and look forward to their new adventure in Wisconsin.