Active since 1999, I have worked as a designer and creator of costumes, sets, masks, props and hats for theatre, dance and circus.
I am drawn to the technical challenges of the field, and relish the opportunity to use my various skills in textiles and craft to create imaginative and fantastic work.
In my other life, I am an arts administrator, focusing on festivals and special events.
Career highlights (see my CV for a full list of productions)
Milliner 2010 – present
Learned many techniques of millinery for circus at Atelier Jean-Francois Rochefort creating headwear for Cirque du Soleil (2010-2011). Subsequently served as head milliner for Chemins Invisible, Cirque’s free outdoor show (2012-2013) and Odyssey Theatre’s The Things We Do For Love (2015). Studied with Rose Cory (former milliner to the Queen Mother) in London, UK (2014), and continue to create hats and headpieces for various productions and special events.
Costume Technician 2009 – present
Constructed costumes for over 25 theatre productions in Montreal. Companies include Opera de Montreal, Segal Centre, Centaur Theatre, Concordia University, McGill University, Repercussion Theatre, Geordie Productions and many others. Stitching, dye technician, wardrobe assistant etc.
Designer 1999 – present
Designed and constructed costumes, props, puppets, masks and sets for several independent productions. I prefer contracts which include an element of the weird and wonderful, and some of my favourites have been with stiltwalkers, breakdancers, outdoor shows and children’s performers.