Theatre Resume

Anna-Claude Biron         

Nationality: Canadian/British

Phone number: 647 453-6938

Languages: English and French

Employment

*February 8,2015 -February 10, 2015

Stitcher at George Brown College.

February 3, 2014 -May 16, 2014

Seamstress at the Stratford Theatre Festival; Level: Sewer 1, working for Melanie Ferrars menswear team. Plays worked on: Alice through the Looking Glass, Man of la Mancha and Midsummer Nights Dream.  Stratford , ON Canada.

* October 26, 2013 – November 24, 2013

Dresser at Soulpepper Theatre for The Cabaret and for Alligatior Pie, as well as a replacement dresser on The Norman Conquests. Toronto, ON Canada.

*October 7, 2013-November 23, 2013.

Seamstress for George Brown College at the Young Centre for the Performing Arts. Cutter: Ina Kerklaan. Toronto, ON Canada.

*September 1, 2013- September 20, 2013

Seamstress on Evil Dead the Musical, Toronto, ON Canada

* February 10, 2013- May 10, 2013

Seamstress at the Stratford Theatre Festival. Stratford, Ontario, Canada.

Working as a Journeyman 2 sewer for Melanie Ferrars team for the 2013 season at the Stratford theatre festival. Tommy, Measure for measure, Three musketeers.

* June 2012-November 2012

Manager at Kelly-Francis Costumers( formerly silver lining costumes)  287 Horner Avenue, Toronto, Ontario

Manage a team of sewers at Kelly Francis Costumes. My tasks included; Technical support to the sewers, coordinating the film and television alterations and costumes,

* November 2011-June 2012

Assistant Manager/seamstress at Silver Lining Costumes. 287 Horner Avenue, Toronto, Ontario

Was promoted to Assistant Manager in November I was the liaison for all business between the Cirque du Soleil and Silver Lining Costumes.

* February 22 2011, May 6 2011

Seamstress at the Stratford Theatre Festival. Stratford, Ontario, Canada.

Working as a sewer for Melanie Ferrars team for the 2011 season at the Stratford theatre festival. Jesus Christ Superstar, Camelot,

* October 14 2010, November 1 2010

Costume maker and alterations at Joseph Ponton. Montreal, Qc. Canada

Joseph Ponton is a costume rental shop in Montreal, where I worked altering, repairing and making costumes for the run up to Halloween

* 2nd of February 2009- 15th March 2009

Dresser and wardrobe assistant. Shakespeare’s Globe. London, UK.

I helped with the making, fitting, buying and alterations of costumes for a contemporary adaptation of Shakespeare’s  Romeo and Juliet. The  Wardrobe supervisor was Sarah Grange. Designer Ben Stones

* July-September 2008

Costume maker at Rainbow Productions. I was employed to make Mascots.

Freelance Employment

* October 2008-mid November 2008

Costume maker at the Young Vic theatre 66 The Cut, London, Greater London SE1 8LZ, United Kingdom

Worked on the play Amazonia. Designer, Gringo Cardia

* 2007

Costume maker For the London Children’s ballet’s production of The Secret Garden, designed by Eva Leblanc.

* 2007- onwards

I make made to measure clothing for various private clients

Education

* BA (hons) in Costume Interpretation. Wimbledon College of Art, University of the Arts, London. UK.

* DEP (Diplome d’etudes professionnels, Professional Diploma) in theatrical Design. John Abbott College, Montreal, Quebec, Canada.

 

Internships

* September 2008

Costume Maker at the Friedrichstadtpalast for the show QI Ein Phantasiepalast.

* March 2007

I spent 4 weeks with James Lock Milliners James Lock & Co. Ltd, London UK. While there I was taught a range of millinery techniques, including dressing and copying hats. During my time there I worked on hats for the Ascot races.

Skills: Dressing, Sewing,  millinery, corsetry, leather work, breaking down, beading, embroidery, menswear, women’s wear, dancewear, budgeting.

References available upon request

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