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We Made It: Ballet costumier Anna Willetts

We Made It: Ballet costumier Anna Willetts

The secrets of Birmingham Royal Ballet's costume department are unveiled

Anna Willetts, costume assistant of the Birmingham Royal BalletPortrait: Lorna Burke. Costumes: Rob Lindsay

This year Birmingham Royal Ballet celebrates 25 years in the city, during which time the company has presented more than 130 different ballets. Over the years, Birmingham Royal Ballet has worked with some of the biggest names in theatrical design, art and fashion, including Jasper Conran OBE, John Macfarlane, Philip Prowse and Katrina Lindsay.

To mark their silver jubilee, the company has teamed up with House of Fraser’s Birmingham store to display a few highlights from their extensive catalogue of costumes. The Arts Desk asked Birmingham Royal Ballet’s Costume Assistant, Anna Willetts about the process of creating costumes for the Company. Read the article on the Bruichladdich website.

  • Birmingham Royal Ballet: 25 Years of Costume is at House of Fraser, Corporation Street, Birmingham. 28 September – 11 October 2015. Admission is free
  • Birmingham Royal Ballet is touring Swan Lake throughout the UK from 23 September 2015 and into the New Year

Read other articles in We Made It, our series on craft in partnership with Bruichladdich


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