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LISA J PERELLO

Artist's Statement
My name is Lisa Perello, I am writing in hopes that I would be considered for your grant in costume design. My family is immersed in the art of Spanish Dance, my experience in sewing has led me to new heights, and I would love to inspire future generations with my costumes. My father, Jose Perello from Pamplona, Spain is a Flamenco guitarist who has played for almost every dance company in San Antonio for the last 30 years. My mother, Sylviana has been a Flamenco dancer since her beginnings with Bertha Almaguer. My childhood was rich in culture, though my parents earnings were meager. Although my parents had me dancing since the age of 5, my passion has always been for sewing. I graduated from Jefferson HS in 1992 and attended UCFD where I attained my paramedic license and am currently a single mother of four children. My knowledge of dance and eagerness to learn from older seamstresses sometimes even taking my mothers dresses apart led me to push my abilities and create costumes for some of the best dancers and dance companies since 1996. I work with each client individually on ideas and take their personalities and budget into consideration when designing their costumes. San Antonio is rich in hispanic heritage and although classes are taught in dance, guitar and singing the tradition of costuming has not. Many of our older seamstresses have retired or passed. I would love to preserve costuming of the past and incorporate the new for future generations and to provide for myself and my family solely by my earnings. If given the opportunity, I know that I have the talent and ambition to incorporate my families past, my experience and my goals to be the best Flamenco Costume Designer in San Antonio.


Costume Design Samples

 

Generaciones
Set Design

Bravo
Set Design

Jackie Rodriguez
Set Design

Texas State Fair
Set Design

Vanessa Centeno
Set Design
 

Illeana Jacinto
Set Design

Generaciones
Set Design

La Muneca
Set Design

Gabby Gutierrez
Set Design

Bata de Cola
Set Design
 

 

 
 
     
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