Ballet Tutus in Theatre and their Production
Duration: June 24, 2019, 4.00 – 5.30pm
Location: Teatro Feronia
Anna Maria has been working in the area of costume production for over 20 years, exploring and developing costumes for Film, Theatre, Opera, Ballet and Television. Originally trained as a fashion designer, she discovered the magical world of costume production as theatrical costumier in Venice with Nicolao Atelier. From 2000 to 2013 she worked for the Royal Opera House in London. Since then she has further expanded her skills, opening her own company for Tutu production, the Tutu Maker Studio, also in London.
Today, her tutu creations are worn by professional dancers of the Royal Ballet and the Birmingham Royal Ballet, as well as students attending various international competitions, such as the Prix de Lausanne, YAGP, the Varna International Competition, and many more. In 2016 she created the Sugar Plum Tutu for Francesca Hayward’s debut role in the BBC production “Dancing the Nutcracker.”
By taking a closer look at a self-made Tutu, Anna Maria will describe and explain each step of Tutu production, as well as the special requirements and challenges of working in the costume department of a professional company.