Caroline trained as a costume maker with the Royal Winnipeg Ballet and National Ballet of Canada, giving her a unique understanding into the design and construction process of costumes. This knowledge, combined with Caroline’s skill as a researcher and historian has enabled her to work with many companies and designers in the revival and reconstruction of early twentieth century dance works.
Here is a glimpse into some of her recent work:
The Sleeping Beauty – American Ballet Theatre
Costume Historian for The Sleeping Beauty, American Ballet Theatre and La Scala Milan’s reinterpretation of the 1921 Ballets Russes production, re-choreographed by Alexei Ratmansky and designed by Richard Hudson after Léon Bakst. The production opened in NYC in March 2015 and in Milan in September 2015.
Le Coq d’Or – The Royal Danish Ballet
Costume Historian for Le Coq d’Or (Den Gyldne Hane), The Royal Danish Ballet’s reinterpretation of the 1937 production, re-choreographed by Alexei Ratmansky and designed by Richard Hudson after Natalia Goncharova. This work premièred in Copenhagen in September 2012 and was revived by American Ballet Theatre in June 2016.
An Intimate Evening with Anna Pavlova – The Royal Opera House
Historian and script writer for an Intimate Evening with Anna Pavlova performed at the Linbury Studio, Royal Opera House, June 2012 as part of the Pavlova 2012 celebrations. The evening combined reconstructions of Pavlova’s dances, performed by members of the Royal Ballet, with archival photographs and footage and was narrated by Sir Anthony Dowell.