That's me with Jesse Ventura, at the WTC interviewing NY's Finest for his "Conspiracy Theory" Series.
After leaving the ballet world, I spent 3 years attending a private art school in Florida, studying portraiture in pastels and charcoals. Later, I moved to the New York Metro Area, where I
Became a Professional Makeup Artist, SFX Artist and Hairstylist.
As a Journeyman IATSE Local 798 Makeup Artist, and throughout my professional career, various production companies have hired me to work in film, television, documentary, advertising, commercial, editorial, fashion editorial, corporate, and in live theatre. Over this time, I became known for my artistic insight, character creation, cleanliness and professional work ethic. My work experiences has consisted of script breakdown, continuity, scheduling and designing makeups, hairstyles and special effects for HD and RED cameras, and with green, blue, and white screens.
" I just wanted to reach out and say thank so much for being on the SJ Couture shoot. I just finished a solid week of retouching the images........ and by retouching I mean removing wrinkles from dresses. The makeup was nearly flawless - you did a beautiful job and I cannot wait to work with you again. Wanted you to know that I am your biggest fan!".
- David Patino, Photographer
" Yo Dhyana! Thanks so much for the Amazing work on the makeup for 'Anniversary'. The actor's looked great!........And you are a pleasure to have on set".
- Randy Slavin, Director
"Elizabeth- Please meet our new Department Head, Dhyana Forte. She has good experience in film, and knows her way around a cast and crew. I have seen her burn and tattoo work, which is perfect for our needs. I also believe she will be a great addition to our set.
- Richard Kathlean, Line Producer
"Greatly enjoyed working with you. You did an amazing job."
- Gregg Naughton, Actor
"Hi Dhyana, You are not going to believe this but your story is already running in the magazine! We just received the issue in the mail. It will probably be on the newstands this weekend or on
Monday. - Heidi, Booking Agent for the Zenobia Agency, on my 1st photo shoot for People Magazine
"...It was a pleasure working with you. You are a fabulous makeup artist and I hope we can work together again someday".
- Andrew Flores, Director ( I won an award for my work on his feature.)