Tammie is a Los Angeles -based costume designer/stylist who, after receiving a BFA in Theatre/ Communications from Loyola University, New Orleans, has been working in the field since her graduate training from Florida State University. After receiving her MFA in Costume Design and Technology she moved to Los Angeles in 2009 and took an internship with Celebrity Stylist, Basia Richards, and assisted in styling celebrities for print, television, and editorial.
After that beneficial experience, she started her career in the city as a wig designer for Jane's Addiction's 2009 Lalapalooza tour, Cirque du Solieil, and The Shakespeare Center of Los Angeles. While designing wigs, she was assistant to fashion stylist, Alicia Lawhon, and worked on set for CBS, Night of Too Many Stars, Oprah.com, People Magazine, and music videos.
Mrs. Merheb-Chavez has designed costumes at several regional theaters, colleges, performing arts schools, as well as, professional dance companies. In addition to her design work, she has assisted on several large-scale productions including TWO FASCARI (LA Opera), ROMEO AND JULIET (Shakespeare Center of Los Angeles), JOSEPH AND HIS AMAZING TECHNICOLOR DREAM COAT (Tulane Summer Lyric), and FUDDY MEERS(Seaside Rep). Regional experiences include productions with The Tibbits Opera House, Tulane Summer Lyric, Seaside Repertory Theatre, The Flea Theater, and more. Currently, she is the costume director at The American Academy of Dramatic Arts in Los Angeles.
Tammie believes that communication, research, and color theory are the foundation of a solid overall design. Her design work combines her hands-on experience with costume technology knowledge, fashion, attention to detail, and love for the art of storytelling.