NIDA acknowledges the Traditional Owners and Custodians of the lands on which we learn and tell stories, the Bidjigal, Gadigal, Dharawal and Dharug peoples, and we pay our respects to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Elders past and present.

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Corinne Heskett
Course Leader and Senior Lecturer, Costume Corinne Heskett

Corinne Heskett is a graduate of 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 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 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 University of Technology, Sydney and a Bachelor of Arts (Hons History) from 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.