Deputy Wardrobe Manager - April 2019 to Present : I am responsible for the day-to-day maintenance of costumes, change-rounds, shoes
and accessories (washing, ironing, mending, refurbishment) and assisting actors in changing costumes during a performance by helping them in and out of clothing, jewellery, shoes and accessories.
Costume Technician – September 2014- Present
Middlesex University – www.mdx.ac.uk
Make and fit costumes for the entire 1st year and some of 3rd year dance students per academic year. Support 'Theatre Arts' students with pattern cutting and costume construction techniques while providing instructions and expertise about use of technical equipment/facilities. Making sure the students handle machinery safely and effectively. I provide specialist knowledge in patternmaking, sewing technics, fabric choices/treatments, costume history but most importantly in problem solving.
"Oh my Nellie Bly" 2018
"Dangerous Daughters" 2017
Wardrobe Supervisor - August -September 2017 and 2018
The Musical Theatre Academy/MTA
A musical "Dangerous Daughters" 2017 and "Oh my Nellie Bly" 2018.
As the Wardrobe Supervisor, I managed a group of costume makers and worked closely with the designer, Stewart Charlesworth. I organised the wardrobe assistants, sourced the costumes' buying/hiring" cut patterns and helped make the costumes as well as managing the budget, dressers and maintenance of the show.
Assistant Costume Supervisor/ Dresser/ Maker – February 2015- May 2015
Clerkenwell Films Limited - West London Studios
HG Wells four-short stories for Sky Arts : "The Late Mr. Elvesham", "The Moth", "The Devotee of Art" and "Purple Pileus" all in Edwardian Period. I sourced costumes from Cosprop prior to the shoot.
Costume S/By: dressing, preparing costume plot and costume changes as well as maintenance of the costumes. I also made two identical Edwardian nightgowns for Antonia Thomas.
Costume Maker - October 2014-December 2014
Herford Theatre, Herford
"Cinderalla". Costume making (e.g., 17th Century French Frockcoat, 19th Century Tailcoat, two fleece dressing gowns with Edwardian sleeves, Victorian high waisted trousers and period waistcoat.)
Costume Supervisor - RADA Enterprises July 2014
Alterations, mending, costume sourcing, costume dying and budgeting. I worked on 'Hamlet' and 'Arabian Nights'.
Costume Supervisor/Costume Maker / Visiting Professional- June 2014-July 2014
E15 Acting School, Debden
Working on final year acting students' production of King Lear at the Cockpit Theatre. I worked with first year technical students as well teaching them basic sewing skills and pattern cutting.
Costume Maker February 2014-May 2014
Ajour Design – London
Making latin dance dresses.
Cover Dresser – October 2013
Sadler’s Wells / London
Dressing duties on touring shows.
Cover Dresser – July 2013
Haymarket Theatre / London
Costume Alterations/Assistant Supervisor July 2013
Raymond Gubbay Ltd. / London
Coronation Festival Gala Event 11-14 July 2013.
Costume Supervisor - December 2013- February 2014
Darker Purpose Theatre Company, Cockpit Theatre, London
"King Lear". Costume sourcing, budgeting, fittings, alterations and managing dressers.
Costume Maker - August 2013- October 2013
Richard Alston Dance Company / London
Designer: Fotini Dimou
Maked five identical coats with godets and waterfalls for the production of "Illuminations". Also made five dresses with asymmetric neck line for "Phaedra".
Costume Stylist - April 2012
Glastonbury Promo Shoot
Dave Gorman Promo
Costume Supervisor - 2002-2007
Worked on various TV-dramas such as Gulbeyaz, Kursun Yarasi, Kirik Kanatlar, Gozyasi Cetesi, Kara Duvak and a feature film "Dongel Karhanesi".
BA (Hons), Journalism - September 2000- June 2006.
University of Istanbul
During this course, I took a sabbatical for two years to work in Costume for TV and Theatre in Istanbul
Postgraduate Diploma, Theatre Costume - September 2011- July 2013.
Royal Academy of Dramatic Art, London
Patternmaking - Experimental And Explorative Approaches Part 1
Central Saint Martins- August 2018
Patternmaking - Experimental And Explorative Approaches Part 2
Central Saint Martins- August 2018
Creative Draping (Weekend)
Central Saint Martins- October 2018
Couture Techniques - One-day workshop
Fashion and Textile Museum - May 2019