Jeannette Aultz is a Draper and Assistant Costume Shop Manager at Montclair State University’s Department of Theatre and Dance, where she is in charge of costumes for Dance and Musical Theater.
Jeanette Aultz ’00 is an alumnae of the BFA Dance program. She spent 7 years as Costume Designer and Costume Coordinator for Department productions. She went on to earn her MFA in Theatrical Design and Technical Production with a concentration in Costume Design from CUNY Brooklyn College in 2006, studying under Professor Rebecca Cunningham. Jeanette has since assisted Prof. Cunningham on the second edition of her book “Basic Sewing for Costume Construction” as well as the 2nd and upcoming 3rd editions of “The Magic Garment.”
In her career, Jeanette has been both a Costume Designer and a Technician, currently concentrating in her work as a Draper. Design highlights include: the world premiere of “An Appeal to the Woman of the House” with Retro Productions and “Somewhere With You” presented at the New York Musical Theater Festival with music by JT Harding.
As a Draper and Costume Technician, Jeanette has been honored to Drape at American Players Theater on their production of “All My Sons”; staff Cutter/Draper for “Rent: Off-Broadway” at New World Stages; a continuing relationship with Ballet Hispanico for their company and school productions; and Interim Draper at the Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey. Her latest project is as Cutter for Lynne Baccus assisting with costume builds for the lead actress in “Pretty Woman” on Broadway and the National Tour of “Hello Dolly.”
She is currently a Draper and Assistant Costume Shop Manager at Montclair State University’s Department of Theatre and Dance where she is in charge of costumes for Dance and Musical Theater.