Welcome

Archive_costume_2017cDuggan_001I am Caroline Hamilton and I’m an Australian-born historian, writer and costume mounter specialising in early twentieth century dance and costume.

I trained as a costume maker for ballet in Canada and hold a Master’s in World History and Cultures from King’s College London. I have researched and written extensively on the Anna Pavlova and Ballets Russes Companies including contributing writer on Ballet: The Definitive Illustrated Story (2018) and Anna Pavlova: Twentieth Century Ballerina (2012).

I have recently returned from Massachusetts where I was undertaking a research fellowship into the costumes of Modern Dance pioneers Ruth St. Denis and Ted Shawn – at Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival in conjunction with Williams College Museum of Art.

Now back in the UK I am about to begin a new exciting project in Brighton … more news soon!