A graduate of Edinburgh College of Art, I have worked in the field of costume designing and making for almost 25 years, with companies such as Barrowland Ballet, Catherine Wheels, Grid Iron, Lung Ha’s, Macrobert Arts Centre, the Royal Lyceum, Shona Reppe, Scottish Dance Theatre and Stellar Quines.
I have worked on productions that have toured as far as Australia, China and New York, and last year was nominated for best Costume Design at the Great British Pantomime Awards.
A collaboration between Scottish Dance Theatre and London based choreographer Botis Seva, TutuMucky blurred the boundaries between ballet, contemporary and hiphop dance technique, challenging traditional convention to offer a distinctively innovative form of dance.
The costume design also drew on the traditional tutu and was layered in such a way as to produce multi faceted earthy tones that lit beautifully. The outcome of the design process was simple but extremely effective, aided by a strong team and open minds.