MINDY MCDONALD (Costume Design and Construction) has been privileged to design and construct costumes for The Performers School since 2017. Since 2017, Mindy has costumed Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, Lion King, Annie, Cinderella, Elf, and Frozen.
With a commitment to service, Mindy has volunteered many hours costuming The Classics Show Choir, Shine Show Choir and the 8th grade plays at St. Michael School in Wheaton. Shows include: Godspell, Honk, Peter Pan, Bye Bye Birdie, Lion King, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, and Into the Woods. She has also constructed speciality costumes for Suessical, Wizard of Oz, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Frozen, Legally Blonde and Cadence Show Choir.
Prior to her costuming experience, Mindy received her BA in elementary education with several endorsements in special education. She taught middle school special education for nine years. From her teaching, while also raising her own six children, she has loved working with kids of all ages; building their self esteem and looking for the best in each child. Mindy got her start in costuming from her background with children, whether it was mending clothes or building halloween costumes, costume design and construction has always snuck a way into her life. Mindy has a careful eye and an innovative mind that gives her the ability to create and challenge each show that The Performers School puts on. She has truly loved having the opportunity to design for these performers and is excited to continue to push the boundaries of costume design and construction.