Set and Costume Design
Born in the Lake District, Louie grew up spending her summers working with the National Youth Theatre, and following school took a degree in Technical and Production Arts at the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama in Glasgow (now the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland).
She then studied at the prestigious Motley Theatre Design Course, directed by Alison Chitty (whom she subsequently assisted), and tutored by Ashley Martin Davis and Anthony Lamble.
Louie has worked primarily in Opera, Ballet and Theatre, and has also created a number of installations and site-specific productions. Based in London, Louie has worked in the UK and abroad, with productions Germany and Italy, and further afield in America, China, Pakistan, Lithuania and Palestine.
Designer and Maker for Performance
April Dalton graduated from The Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama with a First Class (BA HONS) in Theatre Design, 2014, winning the ‘Costume Design Award’. April specialises in Set and Costume Design for Theatre, Opera and Dance. Most Notably, April was shortlisted for the Linbury Prize for Stage Design, 2015 and the British Council Ukrainian Prize, 2015.
Dance and opera credits include The Magic Flute (RWCMD, Sherman Theatre- Cardiff), So Long As We Remember (National Dance Company Wales, Dance House- Cardiff) and Tracy (Edinburgh Fringe Festival, Buttercup Venue, Underbelly.) April has also worked as a Milliner with credits including English Touring Opera, Royal Theatre Bath and National Theatre Wales, with two of her headpieces being exhibited as part of ‘Make Believe’, Society of British Theatre Design Exhibition, 2015.
Andrew is a London-based lighting designer working in ballet, contemporary dance, musical theatre, plays and opera. I have worked in large-scale theatre, on national tours and in small-scale and fringe theatre.
Andrew has re-lit both his own designs and work by designers including Chris Davey, Michael Hulls, Natasha Chivers and Jackie Shemesh in venues across the UK and internationally. He is an experienced production manager and technical director, having worked for National Youth Ballet for 9 years and with BalletBoyz for four years. Andrew currently works as an associate designer for Michael Hulls and Mike Robertson. Regular clients include New English Ballet Theatre, Urdang Academy, National Youth Ballet, English National Ballet School, BalletBoyz, Tring Park School of Performing Arts.