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Ilaria Martello

Costume designer


Costume designer Ilaria Martello joined the Royal Opera House as a costume supervisor 2003, and has worked extensively with both The Royal Ballet and The Royal Opera. Her design credits at the Royal Opera House include for the Jette Parker Young Artists’ performances of Don Giovanni, four short dance works in the 2011 ‘Dance Futures’ project, the 2012/13 Season launch video ‘One Extraordinary World’ and Robert Binet’s Void and Fire for The Royal Ballet.

Martello studied English and German literature in Milan and gained a master’s degree in textiles from Goldsmiths, University of London. She is currently studying for a PhD in performing arts at the London College of Fashion, University of the Arts London. Her work as a costume designer for dance away from the Royal Opera House includes co-designing Foie Gras (winner of the 2008 The Place Prize) and designing It Started at the End as part of Resolution! 2011 at The Place.

Martello is also a freelance costume writer and has presented papers in numerous universities and conferences.

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Ballet Essentials: New works by Charlotte Edmonds and Robert Binet

7 November 2016
Ballet Essentials: New works by Charlotte Edmonds and Robert Binet

Our quick introduction to this programme of new works by young choreographers who have been mentored by Wayne McGregor.