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Sharon E. Secord

Head of Wardrobe, University of Waterloo Department of Drama and Speech Communication

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Sharon has worked professionally in theatre for more than 33 years coordination over 100 productions as the Director of Costumes for Seamless Costumes, a division of Mirvish Productions, Head of Wardrobe for Shaw Festival, The Grand Theatre and Theatre Plus.

She has also worked for the Luminato Festival, Canadian Opera Company, the National Ballet of Canada and Young People’s Theatre and currently works in the Theatre and Performance department of the University of Waterloo.

A highlight in Sharon’s career was the opportunity to coordinate the costumes for the Opening, Victory and Closing Ceremonies of the 2010 Vancouver Olympics.

The task at hand was daunting but with the help of 24 staff and 220 volunteers in the wardrobe department alone, a team effort produced an amazing result and I think that is what I love about theatre.  As a community, a group of people we work together as a team to an end goal called a “show” or a “piece” of theatre that touches others in different ways, creatively, emotionally, physically or thorough the thought process.

Sharon has sat on various Academic Advisory Boards for Theatre in education and now sits on the board for Sheridan College Institute of Technology & Advanced Learning Technical Production for the Performing Arts Industry Theatre.

Sharon has been a member of CITT/ICTS since 1996 and was awarded the Ron Epp Memorial award in recognition of longstanding career achievement in a technical or related discipline within the Canadian live performance industry in August 2018.

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