Bio

I am a Costume Designer, graduated at Accademia Italiana di Arte,Moda e Design of Rome and in 2012 I got a Bachelor in Costume Design (B.A.Hons) from Univeristy of Wales – Prifysgol Cymru. During the academic path I have had the chance to expand my knowledge of the techniques of costume design,theatrical dressmaking, and a deepned knowledge of costume history and historical cut and patterns. My employment history varies from designing costumes for fashion show to working on several theatrical productions in Italy. I have experience as a designer, assistant, dresser and costume maker. I have worked as intern for Tirelli Costumi S.p.A. in Rome, where I have learnt the techniques of fabrics decorations and embroideries, also fabrics agening and dyeing. I have collaborated as intern with important sicilian theatre like Fondazione Teatro Massimo of Palermo and Fondazione Teatro “Luigi Pirandello” of Agrigento. In 2014 I have made costumes for the “O-X-A”, a single act opera, in occasion of the 58° Festival Internazione di Musica Contemporanea at Biennale of Venice. I’ve worked at Atelier Riflessi di Sicilia SCarl Palermo as Costume and Fashion Designer for modern clothes and ballgown for Historical Dance.
In 2016 I move to Malta, where I’m working in theatre and movie productions.
I made the costumes for the panto “UN-BELIEVE IT!” and, in 2018 I worked as Costume Designer and Dressmaker for Valletta2018 and the short movie “A Mocking Mile Tale”.

 

EDUCATION AND TRAINING

2015 : Certificate of Attendance in “English  Language”
Language Centre – International House, Via Quintino Sella 70 , 90139 Palermo, Italy;

2013: Certificate of Attendance in “Set Design”
Scuola di Cinema del Sud,Via Ammiraglio Gravina 75, 90144 Palermo, Italy;

2012: Bachelor of Arts (Hons) in Costume Design
University of Wales Prifysgol CymruAccademia italiana di Arte, Moda  e Design,  Piazza della Radio 46, 00146 Roma, Italy;

2010: Internship
Tirelli Costumi S.p.A. ,
Via  Pompeo Magno 11/b, 00192 Roma, Italy;
Internship in Costume Making forTurandotby G.Puccini, Directed by F.Zeffirelli, Costumes: M.Millenotti, at Royal Opera House, Muscat;

2009: Certificate of Attendance in “Fashion and Costume  Design”
CE.SI.FO.P.  Via G.M. Pernice 5, 90144 Palermo, Italy;

2005: High School Leaving Qualification in Classical Studies”
Liceo Classico Statale “Giuseppe Garibaldi”  Via Generale G.Arimondi  46, 90143 Palermo, Italy;

 

WORK EXPERIENCE

In Progress: Costume Designer Feelance
Costume Designer;
Costume Maker;
Pattern Maker;
Fashion Designer;
Dressmaker;
Seamstress;

In progress: Wardrobe Catalogue Coordinator
Wardrobe Mistress and Wardrobe Cataloguer for Teatru Malta, Malta;

2019: Costume Designer
Costume Designer and Costume Maker  for “Microcosm” by Eyes To Argus, Directed by: F. Marcieca, Malta;

Costume Designer
Costume Designer for the web serie Coming Soon” Directed by M.Durand for Max Durand & Film Malta;

2018: Costume Designer
Costume Designer  for Il-Madonna Tiegħi Aħjar Minn Tiegħek“, Written by: T. Zahra, Music by: A.Vella Gregory, Set by: I. Bonello, Make up by: K. Bajada,Directed by: P.Busuttil, Produced by: Teatru Malta, Malta;

Set Construction
Making of  set for “Play|Ground” performance for “ŻiguŻajg Festival 2018“, Artistic Director: P. Mangiola, Set by: A.Moretti, Choreografy by: M.Keiser-Nielsen, ŻfinMalta Dance Ensemble, Malta;

Costume Designer
Costume Designer and Costume Maker  for Candy by Fuzzhoneys, Directed by: F. Marcieca, Malta;

Costume Designer
Costume Designer and Costume Maker  for A Cock and a Feather“, Choreography by F.Zammit and M.Keiser-Nielsen for “Valletta European Capital of Culture 2018“, Malta;

Costume Designer
Costume Designer for  “Trikki Trakki – Youth Theatre Festival” Producer: A. Axisa for Teatru Malta, Co-Producer: Malta Visual and Performing Arts School (MVPA), Directors: J.Ciappara, I.Gatt, C.Gatt, Malta;

Costume Designer
Costume Designer for the short movie “A Mocking Mile Tale” Directed by J.King,Produced by C.Caccamo, Set by: S. Jovanovic, Make up by: Kimberley Bajada, Malta;

Costume Designer
Costume Designer for the web serie “Karattri” Directed by G.Ciantar for Ragnar FilmsMalta;

Costume Designer
Costume Designer and Costume Maker  for the project Oħloq Kultura – Museum of Invented Cultureat   Valletta European Capital of Culture 2018“, Malta;

2017: Costume Maker
Costume Maker for the panto “Cinderella”  at MADC  Clubrooms, Santa Venera Square,
Santa Venera, Malta;

Fashion Designer
Fashion Designer, Location Scouter and Location Manager in Malta for Photo Shooting.
Photo: Andrea Piacquadio & Alessandra Merlo;

Volunteer
Valletta Film Festival 2017,
Film Grain Foundation,9, Charles Court, Triq San Luqa
Pietà (Malta);

2016:  Costume Designer 
Costume Designer and Costume Making for the panto “‘Un-Believe It! The Christmas Pantomime” at MADC Clubrooms, Santa Venera, Malta

Production Assistant
Production Assistant and Casting Director for  “Warrior Women Gladiatrix”  historical documentary  set in Fort Ricasoli, and Mosta , Malta;
Urban Canyon Ldt, Unit 1b 1 Stevenson Square, Manchester M1 1DN;
Parker Films/Peter Busuttil , Malta;

Volunteer
Valletta Film Festival 2016,
Film Grain Foundation St Lucia Road, La Valletta, Malta;

2014:  Riflessi di Sicilia – Costume Designer 
Making of period costume and vintage corsetry.
Atelier Riflessi di Sicilia – Palermo;

La Biennale di Venezia – Costume Making Workshop
Making of the costumes for “O-X-A” at 58° Festival Internazionale di Musica Contemporanea – LIMES;
Music: Accursio Cortese; Set & Costume Designer: Isabella Terruso; Director: Antonio Di Marca;
Teatro Piccolo Arsenale – Venezia;

2013: “L’Arte del Look” – Costume Designer
Exhibition of historical costume and modern creations during the event “L’Arte del Look”
in collaboration with the hairstylist Antonina Montalbano
“Notte Bianca” – Partinico (PA);

“Idee x la testa” – Costume Designer
Exhibition of historical costume and modern creations
in collaboration with the hairstylist Antonina Montalbano  at “Idee x La Testa”;
Pam Pam Events Resort, Trappeto (PA);

Fondazione Teatro Luigi Pirandello – Costume Making Workshop
Costume maintenance for  “Il Barbiere di Siviglia” G. Rossini.
Fondazione Teatro Luigi Pirandello, Agrigento;

Fondazione Teatro Luigi Pirandello – Costume Making Workshop
Costume maintenance for “Rigoletto” G. Verdi. Director: P. Panton, Set Designer: La Bottega Fantastica, Costume Designer: V. Maggioni/Sartoria Bianchi – Milano
Fondazione Teatro Luigi Pirandello, Agrigento;

2012: Fondazione Teatro Massimo – Internship in Costume Making
Making of the costumes for “L’heure Espagnole” and  “L’enfant et les sortilèges” M. Ravel.
Director: L. Cannito, Set & Costume Designer: Altan;
Fondazione Teatro Massimo, Palermo;

Fondazione Teatro Massimo – Internship in Wig Making  
Wig maintenance for  “Madame Butterfly”
Director: G.Ferrara, Costume Designer: M. Galante, Set Designer: G. Quaranta;
Fondazione Teatro Massimo, Palermo;

“Transgressions” – Costume Designer 
Exhibition of historical costume and modern creations
Photo: Lucrezia Saieva, Hair Stylist: Pietro D’Aietti;
Palermo;

“La Fabbrica dei Sogni” – Costume Designer
Making of and exhibition  of  one  XVIII century costume “Le Petit Jardin” for  “Body & Soul”.
Making of and exhibition  of two XX century costumes  for my dissertation  based on the movie “Labyrinth“,
Ex Cartiera Latina, Parco Regionale dell’Appia Antica, Roma;

Teatro Petrolini – Costume Designer 
Costume Designer for the show “Privè…ma de che!?”
Regia: A. Iorio, Costume Designer: G. Orsi, I. Graziosi, F. G. Tomassi; Set Designer: C. Martino
Teatro Petrolini – Roma;

2011: Tirelli Costumi S.p.A. – Internship
Internship in Costume Making, Fabric Decoration, Fabric Ageing  and Colouring forTurandotby G.Puccini, Directed by F.Zeffirelli, Costumes: M.Millenotti, at Royal Opera House, Muscat;

Accademia Italiana – Costume Designer 
Making of and exhibition  of two XVI century  costume  “A Midsummer Night’s Dream”  for “Not in the Sky, not Underground”;
Teatro Saschall – Firenze;

2010: Accademia Italiana – Costume Designer 
Making of and exhibition  of a kimono for  Cho-Cho san of “Madame Butterfly” for “Music”;
Teatro Saschall – Firenze;

Compagnia Zerkalo – Costume Assistant
Costume Assistant, Make up Artist and Extras  for the show “Intervista ai parenti delle vittime” G.Manfridi.
Director: A. Machìa, Costume Designer: F. Migliarotti;
Teatro Lo Spazio – Roma;

2009: Modern Dance – Costumista
Costume Designer  and making of the costumes for the final performance of “Private Dance School Milena Mirri Dispenza”;
Ciminna, Palermo;

Atelier Femmina – Internship Dressmaking
Tailoring and Pattern making at “Atelier Femmina”  by Maria Pia Gaudio, Via  G.Antiochia 6, 90142 Palermo, Italy