Ra grew up in Sydney and from a young age was known for turning anything and everything (placemats, bed sheets, newspapers) into costumes. After graduating high school she followed her love of history into a BSc/BA in Ancient History and Palaeontology at Macquarie University. Through the university’s drama society she rediscovered her love of costume and making things, which led her to the Bachelor of Dramatic Art in Costume at NIDA.
During her three years at NIDA, Ra has gained experience in many facets of costume making, such as women’s cutting, draping, men’s tailoring, costume history, corsetry and millinery and has also found a love of the ‘paint and glue’ side of costume: art finishing, leatherwork and prop costumes. Ra also relishes the challenges of being a costume supervisor, managing a team and collaborating with designers and other creatives to deliver costumes that are beautiful, meaningful… and on time, and within budget.