Claire Robinson: Costume Technician

Claire Elise Robinson

Costume Technician       (713) 492-5765


Professional Work______________________________________________________________

  • Houston Ballet                                             Overhire Stitcher                                    2014-present

Stitch with draping teams to fulfill costume needs for new builds and remounts of classical and modern ballet pieces.  Part-time August-December 2014, increased to full-time in January 2015.

From Houston to the World · The Nutcracker · Romeo & Juliet · Modern Masters ·  Morris, Welch, & Kylian


  • Alley Theatre                                                Overhire Stitcher                                                2014

Assisted with alterations and new builds 1-2 weeks prior to technical rehearsals.

 The Old Friends ·  Dracula


  • Ohio Light Opera                                         Stitcher                                                                2009

12 week staff position stitching in costume shop altering and building costumes for 7 operettas on a 1-2 week build period per production.  Assisted in upkeep and organization of shop and costume storage.

Fiddler on the Roof ·  La Belle Helene · HMS Pinafore · A Night in Venice · Of Thee I Sing·  Mademoiselle Modiste · Ruddigore            



  • Shakespeare Theatre Company DC             Costume Intern                                         2013-2014

42 week internship. 32 weeks in costume shop working with 3 different draping teams as a stitcher.  10 weeks in wardrobe department working as a dresser on a two show repertory.

A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum ·  The Importance of Being Earnest ·  Henry IV, 1&2


  • The Santa Fe Opera                                      Costume Apprentice                                 2012, 2013

12 week apprenticeship.  Day work as a stitching apprentice on a draping team.  Evening work as a dresser on five operas in repertory.  Produced costumes for 2 evenings of fully staged apprentice scenes.

The Grand Duchess of Gerolstein ·  The Marriage of Figaro · La Donna Del Lago ·  Oscar ·  La Traviata· Tosca · The Pearl Fishers· Maometto II · King Roger ·  Arabella                          


  • Portland Stage Company                             Costume Intern                                        2012-2013

9 month internship. Alternated between working as stitcher/draper in two-person shop and running wardrobe on period and contemporary productions.

The Sisters Rosensweig · Homestead Crossing ·  A Christmas Carol · Greater Tuna· A Song at Twilight ·  Love/Sick · Wittenberg                                  


  • Alley Theatre                                               Costume Intern                                                   2011

12 week internship.  Rotated between different departments including crafts, tailoring/draping team, administration/shop management, stock maintenance, design assistants, and wardrobe.

Pygmalion · And Then There Were None · Etherdome                    



  • B.F.A. Theatre Design and Production, Catawba College, summa cum laude           May 2012 



  • Advanced stitching, including industrial machines and hand stitching; basic tailoring; basic patterning and draping; wardrobe/wig maintenance and quick changes; knitting; bad puns.


Detailed references available on request


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