About

1710 Baroque Riding Habit

Rhiannon grew up in Geelong, Australia and has recently graduated from the three year Costume Production course at the Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts. Her interest in costume was sparked through active involvement in local theatre companies both behind the scenes and on stage during her high school years.

In 2011 Rhiannon undertook the role of Costume and Dressing Supervisor on Stagemasters Melbourne’s inaugural production of 13 – A New Musical. After graduating from Christian College Geelong in 2012, Rhiannon was honoured to have her Textiles work (Shakespearean Fool Costume for Theatre of the Winged Unicorn, Ceres) chosen as one of 10 pieces for display at Museum Victoria as part of the VCE Season of Excellence - Top Designs Exhibition.
During her time at WAAPA Rhiannon worked on 17 shows as well as multiple outside competitions, events and productions.

In 2014, Rhiannon was selected as a finalist in the Perth Styleaid Student Design Competition in association with the West Australian Ballet, as well as having her work chosen for exhibition at the Perth International Burlesque Festival. 2014 also saw her take on the role of Dressing Supervisor on WAAPA’s mid-year major musical West Side Story and Costume Supervisor for the musical Children of Eden.

In 2015 Rhiannon had the pleasure of undertaking the roles of Costume Supervisor, Head Cutter, Costume Designer and Dressing Supervisor on Pride and Prejudice, Legally Blonde, Unleash Dance Season and Macbeth respectively at WAAPA.

Also in 2015 Rhiannon was honoured to undertake work placement at Anthony Phillips Costumes (Sydney) working on Matilda the Musical. In June she had the privilege of undertaking a two week work placement at the period-wear company Sastreria Cornejo in Madrid working on the film The Promise due for release in 2016 and the opera Don Carlo. Following this she spent 3 weeks in New York with Eric Winterling Inc. working on US and International Musical Theatre productions including Aladdin (Broadway, Japan, Germany); Kinky Boots and Book of Mormon (Broadway) and The Sound of Music (US tour).

As well as production work, Rhiannon has had her costumes displayed in a variety of competitions and events around Australia and the world including Ghost Showgirl for Follies for the 2015 Perth Fashion Festival Future Runway; Tribes exhibition at the Prague Quaddrenial of Performance Design and Space; Perth International Burlesque Festival; Beaufort Street Festival Wearable Art Competition; and Art-U-Wear finalist display in Sydney.

Away from WAAPA Rhiannon enjoyed the opportunity to design for Footlight Productions Victoria’s production of Miss Saigon (2015) directed by Christopher Parker and most recently Mary Poppins.

In 2015 Rhiannon was honoured to receive the WAAPA Channel 7 Award for Top Costume student at WAAPA. She has recently worked with ABC Sydney as a costume technician on Bondi Hipsters - Soul Mates (TV series) and as Costume Designer / Supervisor for Doorstep Arts' Victorian Premiere of Dogfight the Musical. Her current projects include Costume Design for Footlight's 2017 production of Wicked and a new Australian Musical in development with Dusk Till Dawn Productions.