Ixchel Mendez- Costume Designer
Ixchel Mendez is a dance artist and designer born into the world of dance and theater arts in Fredericksburg, Virginia. With her BFA in Dance Performance and a minor in Musical Theatre from the University of the Arts, she performs in various dance works in Philadelphia, where she now calls home.
Ixchel has trained most heavily in classical ballet with additional training in modern, jazz and improvisation techniques. While at school she trained with choreographers such as Matthew Neenan, Tommie Waheed- and Ronen Koresh. Ixchel has designed costumes for her own works and was thrilled to have been asked to be a part of the Birds on a Wire creative team. As a costume designer she looks to bring the fantastic into reality with bold sculptured pieces. She is currently an apprentice dancer with Philadelphia's Dance Fusion.