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:


Costume historian for the reconstruction of Ted Shawn’s 1938 work Dance of the Ages.


‘This special historic performance will transform the Pillow’s campus to reflect the original experience as first performed in 1938, featuring use of Bakalar Studio and traditional production components, as well as an authentic tea garden reception.’  – Jacob’s Pillow.

Dance of the Ages will be performed at Jacob’s Pillow between the 21st – 23rd of September 2018.

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.

New York Times
New York Times review, 2015
Newsweek review, 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.

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© Det Kongelige Theater


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.

Emma Maguire and Valentino Zucchetti in The Bacchanale. © Bill Cooper
Ursula Hageli and Anthony Dowell. © Bill Cooper.
Ursula Hageli and Anthony Dowell. © Bill Cooper.



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