Jennifer Rose Ivey is a passionate and dedicated theatre educator who has worked around the country as a designer, scenic artist, prop designer, and teacher. She has worked as a designer and/or technician at the Georgia Ensemble Theatre in Atlanta, West Virginia Public Theatre, Atlanta Opera, Atlanta Lyric Theatre, Theatreworks Peoria, Krannert Center for the Performing Arts, WILL-TV Illinois Public Broadcasting, Theatre Workshop of Owensboro, Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival, Jacksonville State University, Florida International University, and most recently with M Ensemble painting here in Miami.
She is also an active member of the theatrical professional community through conferences and organization, including presentations at USITT (United States Institute for Theatre Technology), KCACTF (Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival), and leadership as the Focus Group Representative for Design Technology and Management Focus Group for ATHE (Association for Theatre in Higher Education), and Chair of the Space Design Sub Commission for OISTAT (International Organization of Scenographers Theatre Architects and Technicians). She is also an active member and contributed to the Scenic Artist Guild. Her first book, "The Scenic Charge Artist’s Toolkit: Tips, Templates, and Techniques for Planning and Running a Successful Paint Shop in the Theatre and Performing Arts" was recently published by Routledge.
Jennifer currently teaches Introduction to Design, Scenic Design, Scenic Painting, Portfolio, The Business of Theatre, Rendering and Period Styles for Theatrical Design. In addition, she advises students on scenic design, props, and painting for productions throughout the academic year. In the past she has also taught Computer Graphics, Stagecraft, and numerous independent studies.