Skills

- Costume Supervision

- Costume Buying and Sourcing

- Costume Construction and Pattern-Drafting

- Competent with hand and machine sewing and construction

- Costume Breakdown and Dyeing

-Millinery in varied materials and historical periods

- Costume fittings for actors of varied body make-ups

- Full understanding of costume production processes

- Strong knowledge of historical and contemporary dress and theatre history

Experience:

January 2020-March 2020

Dresser

Carmen, Luisa Miller, Madam Butterfly and The Marriage of Figaro

English National Opera.

Working within a large-scale production, dressing performers and managing costume needs. Ensuring performers go on stage with costumes meeting requirements. Upkeeping necessary paperwork such as costume breakdowns, dresser plots and giving daily dresser notes. Dealing with any costume issues, costume alterations and costume maintenance.

November 2019-January 2020

Wardrobe/Assistant Stage Manager

Puss in Boots (Christmas Panto)

The Theatre, Chipping Norton.

Managing the costumes through the performance run of 96 performances. In charge of costume maintenance, laundry and ironing, aiding actors with quick-changes, as well as working backstage as ASM, working the fly system, costume and prop pre-setting, and prop, flats and set piece management and movement.

April-July 2019

Costume and Production Associate

Charlotte: A Tri-Coloured Play with Music (international touring production)

Directed and Designed by Pamela Howard, Produced by Theaturtle, Toronto.

Acting as Assistant Costume Supervisor and ASM during the rehearsals and prior to touring, as well as assisting the scenographer. During rehearsals and tour, was the sole carer of the costumes, in charge of running wardrobe. Duties included costume sourcing, alterations, creating the costume and running-wardrobe bible, fittings, costume maintenance and laundry, breaking-down and aging costumes, dressing and quick-changes, pre-setting costumes prior to each show, production get-in and strikes in each location, assisted in running rehearsals, in charge of backstage activities, overseeing prop and set action during performances.

September 2018 - March 2019

Exhibition assistant research volunteer

Theatre and Performance Department, Victoria and Albert Museum

July 2018-August 2018

Costume archive volunteer

V&A Archives, Blythe House

April 2018

Volunteer

Researched and created labels for an exhibition in the Coliseum foyer,

celebrating 50 years

English National Opera

April-May 2017

Costume Supervisor

Devon Gothic (short film) by Alice Evans

Directed by Alice Evans

February-April 2017

1930’s Lingerie Interpreter and Milliner

Nine Till Six by Aimée Stuart and Philip Stuart

Directed by Ken Robertson

Arts University Bournemouth production, Pavillion Dance South West

January - February 2017

Costume Supervisor

Shining - Immersive devised production, based on Stanley Kubrick’s ‘The Shining’

Directed by David Glass

Arts University Bournemouth production, The Chine Hotel, Bournemouth

September – November 2016

Assistant Costume Supervisor/Buyer

The Ash Girl by Timberlake Wertenbaker

Directed by Kirstie Davis

Arts University Bournemouth production, AUB Studio Theatre

September 2016

Work Experience at the costume department.

BBC Father Brown

March-May 2016

Assistant Supervisor/Buyer

Jambusters – 1940’s flash-mob event at the AUB courtyard

Arts University Bournemouth

September – December 2015

Costume interpreter

Jacobean DC Comics Robin costume

Bedlam – Photoshoot and Video

Arts University Bournemouth

June 2015

Costume Supervisor

Somewhere in Macedonia (short film)

Directed by Alice Evans

Education

2017-March 2019

MA History of Design

Victoria and Albert Museum and Royal College of Art

Theatre and Performance Pathway

Dissertation title - 'Shakespeare's Wardrobe: Ghosting at the Globe'

2014-2017

BA (Hons) Costume and Performance Design

Arts University Bournemouth

Specialising in Costume Supervision


2013-2014

Foundation Diploma in Art and Design

Arts University Bournemouth

Costume Pathway

Exhibitions:

February 2019

Making Design History Accessible', MA Graduate Exhibition

Exhibited samples of construction techniques of 16th and 17th Century stays

Dyson Gsllery, Royal College of Art

May 2018

Exhibited quick-change trousers I created based on object research of Percy Honri’s quick-change costume, held at the V&A Archives at Blythe House

‘Interactive Objects’ (Peer Exhibition) – Stevens Gallery, Royal College of Art

May 2017

‘Reflect’ and ‘Destinations’, Graduate Exhibitions

Arts University Bournemouth and Bargehouse, Oxo Tower Wharf, London

Additional Skills

-Hold a full UK Driving License

-First-aid trained

-Competent with Microsoft Word, Excel, Powerpoint and Publisher

References available upon request

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