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Axel Dāzee is an artist, designer, educator, author, producer and more!  Since 2022, she has been Eugene Ballet’s costume shop manager and costume designer. Experienced in all aspects of costume and clothing design, her expert knowledge includes pattern-making, draping, garment construction, textile manipulation and surface design. Axel received her MFA in Visual Studies from the Pacific Northwest College of Art, and studied Fine Art at Austin (Texas) Community College as well as Textiles and Apparel at the University of Texas Austin. She has over a decade of teaching experience in both fashion and costume design, most recently via IMMEDIATE Fashion School, The Griffin School and The Stitch Lab. Many of her students have received awards for their work and her own designs have received numerous accolades as well, from “Best Thesis Exhibition” at Pacific Northwest College of Art, to “Best Ready to Wear” at the Texas Campaign for the Environment’s Trash Makeover Challenge. A former co-host of DIY Network’s Stylelicious, she also published a book – “Little Green Dresses,” a compilation of 50 original clothing patterns for repurposed dresses, tops, skirts and more. Before moving to Eugene, Axel produced and curated events at numerous Austin-based artistic enterprises including The Contemporary Austin, The Museum of Human Achievement, Austin Museum of Art, and The Blanton Museum of Art, among others. Axel's costume design credits for recent Eugene Ballet productions include Petrushka, The Little Mermaid, Portrait in Glass, Tracy Bonham, and Peter Pan.  She loves teaching, gathering community and making up silly games!

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