Photo Courtesy of Tom Wolken
Claire Mildred is a costumer based in North Hollywood. Pre-covid; she was the Stylist for a Penn State commercial that shot in Pittsburgh, Harrisburg and Philadelphia. She assisted costume designer Mindy Eshelman on a Pittsburgh based commercial. She worked under fellow CMU alum Megan Spatz on a film in Los Angeles. She interned at The Chautauqua Theater Company and The Television Academy Foundation as a costume intern.  

Claire has received six regional awards for her works of art in the Scholastics Art and Writing Competition. Her portfolio went on to win national recognition taking home a National Silver Medal in 2016. In Duct Tape's less conventional Stuck At Prom contest, Mildred and her partner made it to the top ten finalists for prom dresses made out of Duct-Tape. (She is happy to announce her sewing machine is finally duct-tape residue free!)

Beyond Costumes
When she's not working with costumes or learning a new computer programing language, she can be found brushing up on her Mandarin. In 2018, She was admitted into Shanghai International Studies University and received multiple scholarships including The Tartan's Study Abroad Scholarship, The Fu Scholarship and The Freeman-Asia Scholarship. She graduated with a Minor in Chinese Studies along side her BFA in Theatrical Production and Design, and plans to continue her language studies independently post-graduation. 
To pass the time in quarantine, she has traded her figure skates for roller-skates to keep up her skills!
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