Growing up, and later as a mom, Nanci enjoyed creating costumes for various events attended by her family. She was always trying new materials and techniques.
When the drama team at Nanci's new church in Minneapolis asked her to make 10 masks for the upcoming production of "The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe", it started her on a new career path. The masks were a hit, so with prayer and encouragement from friends and family, Nanci approached the Main Stage costume designer at The New Chanhassen Dinner Theatres, Chanhassen, MN.
Designers Sandra Nei Schulte and Rich Hamson immediately put Nanci to work learning millinery and making use of her sculptural abilities for a variety of costume craftworks. That relationship with CDT continues today.
Nanci is also available for work with other theatres, organizations and individuals. She would love to help you with any costume craftwork you may need. To place an order or to talk with the artist, visit her Contact Us page.
See Nanci's Millinery page to sample her hatmaking skills.
For a list of theatrical productions to which Nanci has contributed, go to Shows Worked.