Melanie is a freelance designer and maker for theatre, film, dance and circus.
Recent costume design credits – Love’s Labour’s Lost and Edward II (Sport for Jove). Set and costume design highlights- The Trolleys and Between Us (ATYP), Yellow Moon (MTC), This is Beautiful (Malthouse Theatre), Yarn, Button and Closed for Maintenance (La Mama), The Dream Factory (St Martins Youth Arts Cente), Automorph Dyuetto (Dancehouse), Dreams from the Second Floor (NICA).
As resident costume designer at the Ballarat Arts Academy (now Federation Uni) 2008-2013, productions include A Jovial Crew, The Tempest, Much Ado About Nothing, Thoroughly Modern Millie, Gypsy, The Hatpin, Spring Awakening, and Murder on the Ballarat Train.
As a costume maker- Bell Shakespeare, Legs on the Wall, BighART, Malthouse Theatre, Australian Ballet, Victorian Opera.
Costume design for feature film- Moonlite (2011), Academy (2007), Max- A Cautionary Tale (2005). Short film- The Widow (2015), Therapy (2015), Comeback (2012), Hugo (2008), Hollow Bones (2007).
Melanie recently received a Sydney Theatre Award nomination for her costume design for Sport for Jove’s Love’s Labour’s Lost.
She graduated from The Victorian College of the Arts in 2001 with a Bachelor of Creative Arts.