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Inside Costumes: An Evening with Marlene Olson Hamm '05, NYC Ballet
Join the New York City Ballet’s Assistant Wardrobe Mistress, Marlene Olson Hamm, BS ’05 Fashion Design, as she is interviewed by Jefferson Communications student Arielle Marcum ’21. They will discuss Ms. Olson Hamm’s experiences working in the fascinating world of theater and performance costumes, delving into the ins-and-outs of working for the world-renowned ballet company and how she found her way into the industry.

Jefferson, Textile, and Philadelphia University alumni will gain an insider’s perspective on the world of costuming, including the differences in creating pieces for performers and clothes for the common person and the unique challenges that it presents. Ms. Olson Hamm will share experiences from her travels across the world and her move into the world of television.

A Q&A with our attendees will follow the discussion.

This captivating conversation is sure to keep you on your toes!

Dec 2, 2020 07:00 PM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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Marlene Olson Hamm '05
Assistant Wardrobe Supervisor @New York City Ballet
Marlene Olson Hamm graduated from Philadelphia University in 2005 with a B.S. in Fashion Design. After graduation, she spent a year freelancing in the Philadelphia area, working for local costume designers and theaters. Upon moving to NYC, she worked for Timberlake Studios and the Juilliard School. In 2007, she accepted a position as the Assistant Wardrobe Supervisor of the New York City Ballet (www.NYCBallet.com), a large repertory company. She assists in alterations, refurbishing, organizing and setting up the shows in NYC and also on the domestic and international tours. In recent years, she has collaborated with Tom Gold Dance (www.TomGoldDance.org), by designing costumes and assisting with wardrobe.
Arielle Marcum
Senior student of Communications @Thomas Jefferson University
I interned with the Leigh Valley Iron pigs, a minor league baseball team in Allentown PA. My position was a Game Day Intern where I would great fans walking in the stadium, and find fans to participate in game day promotions, walk around the stadium selling products, and dress up as their mascots. Then, during the Fall of my 3rd year at Jefferson I was interviewed in the communications video for Jefferson where I had a camera crew following me around during my classes when we did off campus interviews and handing out flyers. We also hosted a round table event where I interviewed the president of the BSU to talk about the financial aid crisis. During the summer of 2020 I started an Internship with Robbins Rehabilitation West marketing team which is a physical therapy business located in the Leigh Valley. During this internship I created marketing ads, rack cards, multiple meetings with our small business partners and kept them updated with all of our upcoming events.