Speaker Bios


Meet Adamme the Beauty Warrior: a licensed cosmetologist, beauty, fashion and entertainment make-up artist. Adamme appeared on both seasons of the TV show Global Beauty Masters first as a contestant, winning the Champion Global MUA Trophy, presented by Kryolan Professional Make-up, and then as a judge. He is a red-carpet beauty correspondent for make-up conventions, as well as a platform artist and ambassador for multiple brands like Kryolan.  Adamme has dedicated his life to performance, dance and beauty artistry. After attending the prestigious Roosevelt School for the Arts, he spent many years as an apprentice with M.A.C. and serving as a lead artist at Dior, Laura Mercier and Make Up Forever Paris. His infectious laugh and charismatic personality made Adamme a fan favorite on Season 2 of Dance Your A** Off.  

Calla Syna Dreyer

Calla Syna Dreyer has made a successful career on the west coast of British Columbia doing what she loves—playing a creative part in making movies and television. The Leo-nominated make-up artist has more than a decade of experience and over 50 credits in the film and television industry. Her work is featured on A-list faces on projects such as The Flash, The Man in the High Castle, The Arrangement, Shut Eye, Fringe and many more.

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Jon Hennessey

Known as an international artist, educator and agency owner, Jon Hennessey’s 25-year career in the fashion and beauty industries has taken him from Milan to Mexico City, Dublin to Dubai and countless other cities and countries. For two decades, he has shared his knowledge and creative approach with tens of thousands of artists, as well as mentoring some of the most dynamic talent in the industry today. 

Juliet Landau

Juliet Landau (actress, director, producer) co-starred in Tim Burton’s Ed Wood, and starred opposite Whoopi Goldberg in Theodore Rex. She created the role of Drusilla on Buffy the Vampire Slayer, appearing on Buffy and Angel over the course of six seasons. Landau also directed the documentary Take Flight about, and for, Gary Oldman, and co-directed Dream Out Loud with her husband Deverill Weekes, which features interviews with Guillermo del Toro, Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Rian Johnson. She and Weekes are currently immersed in co-directing the feature film, A Place Among the Dead and a 6-part documentary series, A Place Among the Undead which covers every aspect of vampires in myth and pop culture: movies, TV, art, literature, comics, music, video games and young adult literature. Landau has starred in over 20 films, guest starred repeatedly on television and has done extensive voiceover work in features, television and video games. 

Lyle Reimer

Lyle Reimer’s studies at the Blanche Macdonald Centre has allowed him to push the boundaries of make-up and beauty. Shortly after graduation, Reimer began a career in make-up with M.A.C Cosmetics and has spent 15 years honing his craft and building loyal clientele. His extraordinary mixed media portraits have attracted global attention in the beauty industry. Reimer has collaborated with Viktor & Rolf, Gucci, and Bea Akerlund—and he’s been featured in publications such as The New York Times, Huffington Post, Vogue Italia, Paper magazine, Models.com, GQ China, CANDY magazine and TUSH magazine.

Mimi Choi

Mimi Choi is known for her surreal illusionist make-up creations using easy-to-find, everyday make-up products. The Blanche Macdonald graduate-turned-instructor has collaborated with Kryolan, MAKE UP FOR EVER, M.A.C Cosmetics, Velour Lashes and musician Beck. Her work has also been featured in various international magazines, blogs and websites with more than 19-million views. Choi’s stunning illusionist creations have garnered her a flourishing online following of over 340,000 on Instagram (gaining nearly 250,000 in less than six months!).
Nick Lujan

Nick Lujan

After a successful period as a freelancer in Las Vegas, make-up artist and pro educator Nick Lujan joined Make Up For Ever in 2010 and has since taken many roles within the brand. It was during his evolution at Make Up For Ever that he discovered his love for educating others. Among his mentors Lujan proudly counts brand creator Dany Sanz and has adopted many of her artistic philosophies and techniques. Lujan has educated on many platforms where he has inspired thousands of students and transmitted his knowledge of form and composition in various styles of make-up, ranging from beauty to body painting. Learn more about Lujan at NickLujanMUA.com.

Roque Cozzette

Roque Cozzette is a make-up artist, photographer, innovator and educator who thinks creatively and creates strategically. His talent comes from the orchestrated sensibilities of hands, head and heart. He’s a seasoned beauty-industry pro with a multifaceted career spanning three decades. He is experienced in photography, television, print, fashion, celebrity image and cosmetic product development. He has co-created with celebrities including Christina Milian and Melody Gardot, and his brand (Cozzette) offers cruelty-free cosmetics, make-up brushes and beauty photography.

Siân Richards

Siân Richards is a single mother of two and an award-winning make-up artist. Richards has worked in every avenue that make-up demands, from editorial to special effects. She won The People’s Critics Choice Award for the transformation she performed on Halle Berry in Cloud Atlas and was Emmy and 706 Guild Award nominated for her transformation of Queen Latifah into 30’s blues icon Bessie Smith. She just completed working on Marvel Studios’ Black Panther, just wrapped Avengers: Infinity War and will shoot Avengers 4 (Untitled) this fall. You can see more of her work on Chadwick Boseman on the Netflix original Message from The King. She also has a successful brand called London Brush Company.

Tanya Deemer

Tanya Deemer has almost two decades of experience in the fashion/beauty industry. She is a licensed celebrity make-up and hair artist whose work can be seen from the runways of New York Fashion Week to Hollywood’s big screen. She can also be seen on Extra TV and The Doctors as a celebrity make-up and hair artist, teaching the viewers some industry tips and tricks. Deemer also serves as a global educator at such venues as IMATS and recently launched her Makeup Artistry Certification program at the South Bay LA Makeup Artistry Institute.
Thomas E. Surprenant

Thomas E. Surprenant

Thomas E. Surprenant has been a make-up artist for more than 30 years and has developed products and techniques to further the craft. He has been nominated for three Emmys and has won twice. Surprenant has also been part of two Academy Award-winning make-up crews and has received a Make-up Artists & Hair Stylists Guild Award. He has contributed to Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials, the Syfy show Defiance and has designed brushes for the Bdellium Tools SFX line.

Timothy Hung

Timothy Hung is an international make-up artist known for his unique concepts and bridging fashion with make-up. Since graduating from Blanche Macdonald Centre in 2006, Hung has worked for several fashion weeks and international publications, such as Elle and Maxim. As a celebrated artist for his originality, Hung has collaborated with various brands, including Pat McGrath, Kat Von D, Anastasia Beverly Hills, Sugarpill, and Jeffree Star. He is currently represented by Canada's premier agency, Judy Inc.
Todd McIntosh

Todd McIntosh

Todd McIntosh is considered an industry veteran make-up artist with an old-school style. He has experience in news, variety shows, local TV dramas, theatres and featured films. He’s written make-up curriculum for the Blanche MacDonald Institute’s make-up division in Canada and holds the position of executive director. He has been, and still continues to be, active in the make-up artist community. He has achieved two Emmy awards and 12 nominations. He won his first Emmy in 1998 for Buffy the Vampire Slayer and his second in 2009 for Pushing Daisies

Zabrina Matiru

With 15 years’ experience as a make-up artist, Zabrina Matiru’s career has ranged from commercials to acclaimed television series. She is also personal make-up artist to Michael Bublé and Javier Bardem, as well as for the legendary athletes of Team Jordan. Among Matiru’s career highlights are designing make-up for The Muppets of Oz, Once Upon a Time, CW’s Supernatural—and teaching at Vancouver Film School. Currently, she is the make-up designer for Colony Season Three.