Thressa J. Willett  |  twillett@meca.edu
Born in 1971  |  Lives and works in Portland, Maine

EDUCATION

2016 | MFA, Studio Arts | Maine College of Art
2012 | BFA, Digital Media |  Maine College of Art
1997 | BA, English | University of Southern Maine

CERTIFICATIONS

2018 | Certified in Zena Rommett Floor-Barre®
1st Certification in Floor-Barre® Instruction, Playa Del Carmen, México (Feb, 2018)
2nd Certification in Floor-Barre® Instruction, Rome, Italy (July, 2018)

TEACHING EXPERIENCE

2018-present | Art/Writing Tutor for BFA + MFA | Maine College of Art
2018 | Guest Instructor in Graphic Design | RGNN in Madrid, Spain
2016 | Senior Thesis Writing, Teacher Assistant | Maine College of Art
2015 | Intro to Textiles, Teacher Assistant | Maine College of Art

NONPROFIT ORGANIZATION INVOLVEMENT

Floor-Barre® | New York City, New York
2018 – present | Social Media Manager

Portland Youth Dance | Portland, Maine
2017 – present | President
2005-2017 | Board Member + Volunteer

Westbrook Performing Arts Center  | Westbrook, Maine
2013-2014 | Designer + Fundraising

COMMUNITY

2011-2014, 2017 | the Portland Buzz (arts & culture e-mag)
Writer, Designer, Founder | Portland, Maine

DESIGN & WRITING WORK EXPERIENCE

2017-present | IBEX | Portland, Maine
Graphic Designer

2008-present | Casco Bay Movers Dance Studio | Portland, Maine
Digital Design + Marketing Specialist + Guest Instructor

2016-2018 | Angela Harrison, Inc. | Gorham, Maine
Custom Slipcover Design + Construction

2012-2013  | 50 Fish Web Design | Yarmouth, Maine
Digital Marketing Specialist

2006-2012 | The Beadin’ Path (Jewelry Design) | Freeport, Maine
Digital Media + Marketing Specialist

2002-2006 | Cayenna Dancewear  | Portland, Maine
Retail Shop Founder, Owner, Manager

1997-2002 | Unum | Portland, Maine
Technical Writer + Contract Specialist

SOLO VISUAL ART EXHIBITIONS (sample selection)

2015 | Hammer, Zand Head Gallery, Portland, Maine
2015 | Door, Zand Head Gallery, Portland, Maine
2015 | Empathy, Maine College of Art, Portland, Maine

GROUP VISUAL ART EXHIBITIONS (sample selection)

2016 | MFA Thesis Exhibition, ICA at Maine College of Art (MECA)
2015 | Free for All.5, SPACE Gallery, Portland, Maine
2012 | Mars and Venus Dress, MECA BFA Show, Portland, Maine

FASHION DESIGN (sample selection)

2017-present | Hat Designer | Thressa
Thressa + Etsy + Instagram | Portland, Maine

2015 | Fashion Designer | MECAmorphosis Runway Show
Maine College of Art, ICA | Portland, Maine

2015 | Fashion Designer | 2015 | Mid-Coast Altered Couture Runway Show
Coleman Burke Gallery | Brunswick, Maine

RECENT DANCE AND CHOREOGRAPHY (sample selection)

2016-present | Guest Instructor
Casco Bay Movers Dance Studio | Portland, Maine

2012-present | G-Tric Dance Company Member
Avant Dance Center | Westbrook, Maine

2016 | Strong Female Character (choreographer)
PortFringe Festival | Portland, Maine

2012-2015 | Thriller Flash Mob (featured dancer)
Monument Square | Portland, Maine

2013 | Flash Mob America (featured dancer)
Funtown USA | Portland, Maine

2012 | Bob Marley Comedy NYE (featured dancer)
Merrill Auditorium | Portland, Maine

2002-2009 | Rhythm Factor Dance Company Member
CBM Resident Company | Portland, Maine