Michael Meyer

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Michael, The Art of Wig and Hair Design Program Director, most recently held the position of Head of Department at the University of North Carolina School of the Arts, where he taught all levels of makeup, wig making and styling, prosthetic work, and animatronics.

Born and educated in Germany, he received a cosmetology license as well as a makeup artistry license in Germany, and was accepted into the German stage association (G.D.B.A).

Mr. Meyer worked in his profession at the Hannover State Theater where an average of 40 productions, equaling approximately 250+ shows a year were performed.

In ‘98, he and his wife came to the USA where he accepted a position as a wig maker at the San Francisco Opera. He was quickly promoted to 1st assistant wig maker where his responsibilities included custom wig making, and prosthetic work.

Mr. Meyer is also active outside of his teaching duties. He has worked as a special effects artist with the local film industry, as well as a wig and makeup designer for theatrical companies around the world. He has worked closely with the medical communities creating medical task trainers, and has built animatronics that are currently being enjoyed by children’s museums.

He has taught workshops around the globe, and looks forward to continuing to bring these arts to many more people, regardless of their languages and locations.

In his free time, Mr. Meyer spends his time using his expertise for local cancer services, where he provides fittings and styling of wigs for people in need. He has been happily married for more than 25 years, and is the proud father of two adult women.

Area of Expertise : Wig Making, Animatronics, Special Effects Makeup, Theatrical Makeup

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