Meleta Buckstaff – Artist/Designer

Meleta Buckstaff – Artist/Designer

Meleta Buckstaff


My name is Meleta. (Sounds like the coffee filter)
I’m a visual artist, costume designer, and dancer originally from Jackson Hole, Wyoming. Though I work in a variety of formats, my first love is contributing to live performance.


Experience

Assistant to Production for Shoes and Rentals at Pacific Northwest Ballet
August 2017 – Present Seattle, WA
Costume Shop Assistant at University of Washington School of Drama
September 2014 – Present Seattle, WA
Artistic Administrative Assistant at Dancers' Workshop
May 2009 – September 2014 Jackson, WY

Education

M.F.A. in Costume Design at University of Washington
2014 – 2017 Seattle, WA
B.A. in Dance and American Studies at Smith College
2005 – 2009 Northampton, MA

Awards

2015
John Ashby Conway Award, University of Washington School of Drama
2013
Performing Artist Fellowship Honorable Mention, Wyoming Arts Council

Exhibitions

2018
Command Performance at Shoreline Community College, Shoreline, WA
2017
Brighton Beach Memoirs at Shoreline Community College, Shoreline, WA
2017
Oliver at Village KidStage, Everett, WA
2017
The Little Mermaid at Hi-Liners Musical Theater, Burien, WA
2017
Beauty and the Beast at Village KidStage, Everett, WA
2017
Orlando at University of Washington, Seattle, WA
2016
Brooklyn Bridge at Seattle Children’s Theatre, Seattle, WA
2016
The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee at University of Washington, Seattle, WA
2014
Twelfth Night at Off Square Theater Company, Jackson, WY
2014
Cabaret at Off Square Theater Company, Jackson, WY
2013
The Princess and the Pea at Dancers' Workshop, Jackson, WY
2013
Up Close: The Meal at Contemporary Dance Wyoming, Jackson, WY
2012
If The Shoe Fits – An Original Cinderella Story at Dancers' Workshop, Jackson, WY
2012
Women of Wyoming at Works of Wyoming Gallery, Laramie, WY
2012
The Elusive Stranger at Hole Dance Films, Jackson, WY
2012
Up Close at Contemporary Dance Wyoming, Jackson, WY
2011
Snow White at Dancers' Workshop, Jackson, WY
2011
The Salon Show at Lines Gallery, Jackson, WY
2010
The Lion, The Witch, and the Wardrobe at Dancers' Workshop, Jackson, WY

Specialties

  • Costume Design
  • Collage
  • Painting
  • Dance