Cybele Moon is an artist with a passion for creating characters on stage who excels at developing the nuances that tell the tales in every theatrical show she designs. Her costumes for dance are created as works of art in shape, form and color, which complement and enhance each movement the choreographer has chosen.
Originally from Detroit, as a young artist, Cybele took ballet lessons, acted in musicals, and studied drawing, sculpture and puppetry. Continuing her creative study through high school and into college, she received her Bachelor of Fine Arts from Ohio University. Development as an artist continued with her move to Chicago, where she began a career as a costume designer, educator and textile artist.
Cybele's costume design work in Chicago has encompassed a broad spectrum of productions for theater and dance companies. Theaters of note include Steppenwolf, Chicago Dramatists, Remy Bumppo, Shattered Globe, and Collaboraction. Producing costumes for dance, she has collaborated with renowned choreographers Lar Lubovitch and Reggie Wilson. In Chicago, her costume designs have been honored with an After Dark Award and a Jefferson Award nomination.
While pursuing her Master of Fine Arts in costume design at the California Institute of the Arts, Cybele designed for School of Dance faculty member Stephanie Nugent, as well as guest and student directors in the Schools of Theater and Film.
As an educator, Cybele is dedicated to teaching, mentoring, and inspiring students in the arts. She taught costume design for the School of Dance, at CalArts, for three years, and has lectured at universities in California and Illinois.
As a textile artist, her work has been exhibited at galleries in several cities throughout the United States, and has been recognized by the Illinois Arts Council through the award of two CAAP grants. Recent projects include a recycled materials art installation, which was featured at the Santa Clarita Earth Arbor Day event in 2011.
In addition, Cybele has worked with youth of all ages in a variety of capacities. She has also been an instructor for school-to-work programs, summer arts workshops, after-school programs, youth groups, and career days. In a diversity of venues, Cybele has taught classes in costume design, costume history, drawing, puppetry, costume crafts, surface design, mask making, jewelry, photography and creative writing.
Currently, Cybele is working on numerous creative projects in Los Angeles.