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.
Bethany is a highly driven Sydney-based costume designer and maker. She has a particular interest in art finishing, millinery, prop costume and, of course, a challenge. She loves learning how to use new materials, upskilling and learning new techniques.
Bethany has expanded her skills by working on NIDA productions over the duration of the course including as a costume supervisor on a number of NIDA productions such as Perfect Stranger (2021) directed by Kate Champion and A Midsummer Night's Dream directed by Kate Gaul, as a costume assistant on God of Carnage (2019) directed by Judy Davis, and undertook costume maintenance for the touring professional production of Bluey's Big Adventure (2021). Bethany completed a costume placement at Opera Australia in early 2021.
Bethany has also worked as a costume designer on the short film Hotel for No-Hopers directed by Simone Neviani (2021). Bethany aims to be versatile and a 'Jack of all trades' to take on new and exciting opportunities in the future. She believes that she will be a collaborative and positive addition to any teams that she joins.