Curriculum Vitae

Thressa J. Willett  |  thressa.willett@gmail.com
Born in 1971  |  Lives and works in Portland, Maine

EDUCATION

2016 M.F.A., Maine College of Art, Studio Arts
2012 B.F.A., Maine College of Art, New Media
1997 B.A., University of Southern Maine, English

TEACHING EXPERIENCE

2018-present | Maine College of Art, Writing Coach for BFA + MFA students
2016 | Maine College of Art, Senior Thesis Writing, Teacher Assistant
2015 | Maine College of Art, Intro to Textiles, Teacher Assistant

NONPROFIT ORGANIZATION WORK

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

COMMUNITY VOLUNTEER WORK

Writer, Designer, Founder | the Portland Buzz
Portland, Maine | 2011-2014, 2017

WORK EXPERIENCE

Graphic Designer | IBEX
Portland, Maine | 2017-present

Digital Design + Marketing Specialist | Casco Bay Movers
Portland, Maine | 2008-present

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

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

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

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

Retail Shop Entrepreneur | Cayenna Dancewear
Portland, Maine | 2002-2006

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

SOLO ART EXHIBITIONS (sample selection)

2015 Floor Hammer, Zand Head Gallery, Portland, Maine
2015 Door, Zand Head Gallery, Portland, Maine
2015 Anthropomorphic, Maine College of Art, Portland, Maine

GROUP 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)

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

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

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

RECENT DANCE AND CHOREOGRAPHY (sample selection)

2018-present | Repertory 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

2015 | Dance for Autism (with G-tric dance company)
WPAC | Westbrook, Maine

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

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