dani spinks / special effects and beauty makeup artist / designer of hands / theater production company

about me

As a kid I couldn’t get enough of horror and Scifi movies.  Even at 6yrs old, I would stay up late to watch my favorite monsters  like Freddy Krueger, Jason Voorhees, Alien or The Terminator.  The bloodier the better!

I rediscovered my passion for special effects makeup in 2011 after a very zombified Halloween outing with a group of friends. I quickly realized that as an adult, not only was the passion still there (maybe even more so) but I had a natural talent for it. I hit the ground running! I soaked up all the info that I could from books, videos, and any fellow makeup artists who would talk to me.

I eventually stumbled into the theater world. In 2014, I co-founded Dreams on the Rocks Productions, a Bay area based theater company committed to bringing to the stage original scripts inspired by cult classics and B rated movies to stimulate the audience to gasp, cringe and guffaw.

The process of watching what is in my head become reality makes me feel like that 6 yr old kid again.  Creating is one of the most exhilarating feelings. As a makeup artist, you watch your one dimensional drawings turn into a living breathing piece of art.  There’s nothing quite like it!



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