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Alison Brown
Alison Brown Scotland
Based in: Scotland
Member Of: SBTD
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.

Image credit: Brian Hartley

Featured Work


Role/Title: Costume Designer
Year of Production Opening: 2017
Venue: Scottish Dance Theatre, performed at Dundee Rep. Touring.
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.


Lighting Designer: Emma Jones
Sound Designer: Torben Lars Sylvest
Wardrobe Supervisor: Cate Mackie
Wardrobe Assistant: Rachel Johnson
Choreographer: Botis Seva
Photographer: Brian Hartley