This is me with Jesse Ventura, they are 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 charcoals and pastels. My path then took a turn and I moved to Toronto ON, and studied to become a Professional Makeup Artist, SFX Artist and Hairstylist. Later I moved to the New York Metro area and worked for 7 years and became a member of IATSE Local 798 as a Makeup/ SFX Artist.
Throughout my career, various production companies have hired me to work in film, television, advertising, commercial, editorial, fashion editorial, corporate and live theatre. During this time, I became known for my artistic insight, character creation, cleanliness and professional work ethic.
Today I reside in beautiful Savannah, GA.
" 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 the 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 key hair and makeup artist, Dhyana Forte. She has some 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 news stands this weekend or on Monday. (page 106)
- 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.)