Cybele Moon is a costume designer, visual artist and educator.
Her costume designs have included the world premieres of new plays, futuristic fantastical settings and scripts from the traditional cannon. She enjoys creating sculptural assemblages for other worldly characters as well as attending to the details in period costume silhouettes.
Over the past 20 years she has designed over 130 productions with directors and choreographers in Chicago, New York, Philadelphia, Los Angeles, New Orleans, and other locations across the United States. Costume for theater includes designs for both up-and-coming, as well as established theater companies in addition to award-winning directors and playwrights. Her work has also been seen on numerous stages at numerous academic institutions. Commendations include Capp Grants, a Jefferson Award Nomination and multiple glowing reviews.
Cybele's designs for dance and movement-based performance include flowing ensemble-based looks, contemporary pedestrian groups and visually artistic expressions. She has worked with companies and choreographers from across the U.S., and has designed, managed and created costumes for multiple concerts that featured several new works. These concerts have include the American Dance Festival, Drexel University Dance Ensemble, and Ohio University Winter Dance among other institutions.
Recent projects include costume design for multiple choreographers as part of the Drexel University Dance Ensemble and for Fish Funerals at University of the Arts in Philadelphia, as well as Where you from? What you be About? and Your Healing is Killing Me in New York City. Upcoming designs for dance will be seen on stage at Temple University in Philadelphia.
Cybele has exhibited her visual art in various capacities for over 30 years. Her most recent work, A Modern Woman’s Wit, a performance/installation which included animation, sound, textiles and voice over/story was created in collaboration with artist Erica Larsen-Dockray and was installed/performed at Wesleyan University in 2018. Previous work includes textile installations on airstream trailers and wearable textile art for humans, among other projects.
As an educator Cybele has worked as a full-time visiting professor, an adjunct lecturer and a guest artist/instructor at multiple colleges and universities in Pennsylvania, Connecticut, California, Michigan, Illinois, Texas, and North Carolina. Her teaching focus in visual art and design has included theater, dance, costume crafts, film, art installation, and mixed media sculpture.
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