Caroline O’Brien

Costume Designer

A native of Ireland, Caroline O’Brien has nurtured a passion for textiles from an early age.The simple elegance of her work and her intrinsic ability to enhance the lines of the dancer and the mood of the dance can be seen in her design collaborations with numerous national and international choreographers including James Kudelka, Yvonne Ng, John Neumeier, John Alleyne, Dominique Dumais and Serge Bennethan, as well as several works with Matjash Mrozewski. In addition to designs for the stage, Caroline is also an award-winning sculptor and is frequently sought after for original creations in evening attire. On the faculty at Ryerson University in Toronto, she is a member of the Associated Designers of Canada and is a frequent guest lecturer at Dalhousie University in Halifax.

Caroline O’Brien is a regular collaborator with Peggy Baker, having designed more than 15 works for her repertoire over the past 22 years.