Archive_costume_2017cDuggan_001My name is Caroline Hamilton PhD and I am an Australian-born historian and curator specializing in early twentieth-century ballet and the evolution of dance costume. I now live in Boston, USA, where I work as a freelance historian, curator, and consultant.

I have written extensively on ballet and costume including contributing writer for Dance We Must: The Art and Costumes of Ruth St. Denis and Ted Shawn, 1906–1940 (coming January 2023), Ballet: The Definitive Illustrated Story (London: Dorling Kindersley, 2018) and Anna Pavlova: Twentieth Century Ballerina (London: Booth-Clibborn Editions, 2012).

In 2022 I completed my technē funded PhD  between the University of Brighton and the Royal Pavilion & Museums Trust. My doctoral thesis examined the design and impact of the short-lived ballet company Les Ballets 1933 through the surviving costumes and ephemera.

You can follow my archival adventures both on my Instagram @_travellinghistorian and my blog Adventures of a Travelling Historian.