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Past Ballet Work
Odette costume for London Festival ballet's Swan Lake

Swan feather appliqué decoration on an "Odette" tutu for London Festival Ballet.

Striped knickerbockers and orange velvet bodices for the "Ballerina" from Petrushka for Sadlers Wells Royal Ballet.(Susan Lucas, Bonnie Moore, Nicola Katrak).

Gold lace decoration and beading on a "Sugar-Plum Fairy" tutu for London Festival Ballet.

The classic job I would be given in my early days was skirts and hems. Torn hems, chopped hems, broken down hems...!
"Cinderella" (for The Royal Ballet, 1988) had a lot of ripped chiffon, habotai and tulle hems - from Cinderella herself,
to the "Four Seasons Fairies".
Below, "Winter" and "Spring". Photo by Leslie E. Spatt (I think?)

Elaborate appliqué work for the topskirt of a "Sugar-Plum Fairy" tutu for Houston Ballet.

Beadwork decoration being applied to silk taffeta bodices for the Royal Ballet's "Rhapsody" (1988).

Headdresses for "Aurora's Friends" and the Garland dance.
English National Ballet's "Sleeping Beauty", designed by Peter Docherty 1993.

Multiple sets of necklaces and earrings were constructed for "Sweet Pea" and "Pansy" corps de ballet costumes
for "Alice in Wonderland".  English National Ballet, designed by Sue Blane 1995.

"Mazurka" headdresses for Scottish Ballet's "Swan Lake", designed by Jasper Conran 1995.

Please note, London Festival Ballet is now known as English National Ballet. Likewise, Sadlers Wells Royal Ballet became Birmingham Royal Ballet soon after I worked on their "Petrushka" in 1988!
(Companies seem to re-name as soon as I work for them...)