NIDA acknowledges the Traditional Custodians of the lands on which we learn and tell stories, the Bidjigal people. We pay our respects to Elders past and present.

We also wish to acknowledge Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people across this country's sacred homelands, and in particular, students and other First Nations members of the NIDA community.

Corinne Heskett (Course Leader Costume)

Corinne Heskett is a graduate of The National Institute of Dramatic Art (NIDA) with a BDA in Production Crafts – Costume.   Since graduating from NIDA, Corinne has worked as a Costume Supervisor, Costume Coordinator and Head of Wardrobe on both large scale Musical productions and high profile drama pieces.  She has worked internationally as both a Costume Coordinator and Associate Costume Designer.   She has worked for many companies including Opera Australia, The Gordon Frost Organisation (GFO), The Really Useful Group, GWB Entertainment, The Bell Shakespeare Company and The Michael Cassel Group. Her production credits include School of Rock, Priscilla Queen of the Desert, Grease, Ghost the Musical, Love Never Dies and Driving Miss Daisy.

Corinne has a Masters of Applied Theatre from The University of New England, focusing in particular on Costume and its relationship to script development.  She has a Masters of Arts in Creative Writing from The University of Technology, Sydney and a Bachelor of Arts (Hons History) from The University of Sydney.  In 2009 Corinne was awarded the Mike Walsh Fellowship to study costume management in the UK where she undertook a secondment at Covent Garden Opera House.

Corinne is a PhD Candidate at the University of New England and her research links her passions of costuming, live theatre, creative writing and historical research.

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