Ellie Sorokin |Scenic Artist____________________________________________  847.372.7912 –   Chicago, IL

Professional Experience

Elrow Entertainment/Barcelona, Spain (Oct 2016)

  • Paint Charge for “Far West” production

Paramount Theater/Aurora, IL (2014-Current)

  • ‘Marry Poppins’, ‘Le Miserables’, ‘Oklahoma’, ‘A Christmas Story’, ‘Hairspray’, ‘West Side Story’, ‘Princess and The Pea’, ‘Little Mermaid’

Crosstown Scenic/Chicago, IL (2015)

  • ‘Silpada Jewelry Company Convention’ (Alice in Wonderland set), ‘Mankind’ Art install for Mambi Music Festival

Chicago Scenic Studios/Chicago, IL (2015-2016)

  • ‘Radio City Rockettes’, ‘GES Christmas interactive install for series of malls around the US’

Stage Door Fine Arts/Hinsdale, IL (2015-2016)

  • ‘Aladdin’ and ‘Mary Poppins’

Galexy Design, BWB Winter Ball & Anode Design Fundraisers/Chicago, IL (2015/2016)

  • Painted 3 Photo Booth backdrops at 10’x10’, 10’x12’ and 16’x32’ 

Chicago High School For The Arts/Chicago, IL (2015/2016)

  • Charge Artist for “Sadaku”, Scenic Artist for ‘Anonymous’

American Theater Company/Chicago, IL (2015)

  • “The Project”

Metropolis Performing Arts Center/Arlington Heights, IL (2009, 2013-2015)

  • Charge Artist for ‘Route 66,’ ‘A Christmas Carol,’ ‘Greater Tuna’, ‘Spamelot’, Scenic Artist for ’Private Lives’

Interrobang Theater/Chicago, IL (2014-2015)

  • ‘Really Really’, CHARGE ARTIST FOR ’Owners’

Big Works Inc/Chicago, IL (2015)

  • Hand-painted 3 Little Pigs for children’s production, touched up kids’ Reading Bus.

Griffin Theater/Chicago, IL (2014)

  • “Titanic The Musical” – Textured/painted ship

Redtwist Theater/Chicago, IL (2014)

  • ‘Another Bone’ – Patched/painted walls/ painted “drafted” furniture.

Galaxy Design/Chicago, IL (2013)

  • Painted 8×4 centerpiece for projection sculpture installation showcased at North Coast Music Festival


  • Deco Design & Install Lead for 3 separate events: ‘Red Party’, ‘Brothers Grimm’ and ‘Green Party’

  • Led a team of 5-20 volunteers in purchasing/scavenging and transporting materials, fabricating scenic pieces, curating artists, installing, lighting, building, painting, transforming space & strike

Kinetic Fire Festival/Earlville, IL (2010, 2012) DESIGN, VOLUNTEER COORDINATOR, INSTALL LEAD and PAINTER

  • Responsible for all Workshop Area signage and lighting install

  • Led a group of painters to create a collection of 12 plywood signs for festival in UV-reactive acrylic

  • Designed the main festival sign and several others

  • Painted workshop area signs

Big Top JoJo’ with Johnny Stax Presents…/Chicago, IL (2010)

  • Painted 3 reproductions of character cards- acrylic on vinyl, also designed and fabricated several costumes

Zombie Army Productions (2006-2008)

Statesville Haunted Prison/Lockport, IL

The Fear Haunted House at Navy Pier/Chicago, IL

  • Scenic Artist, set construction/strike, costuming assistant and prop installation for 3 seasons

Private Commissions/Northbrook, IL (2002-2006)

  • Acrylic on canvas

  • Portraits of grandparents, two sisters, two dogs, and more


  • Adept at cultivating positive relationships

  • Comprehension of various painting mediums and applications

  • Consistent, community-minded idea generator

  • Dynamic and fair leader

  • Efficient multi-tasker with a penchant for logistics and communications

  • Quick learner

  • Well-rounded and successful performance artist and costume designer/fabricator and Event Decorator

References Available Upon Request

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