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Christopher Giles

Costume Design Assistant

Christopher Giles

Current work includes: Cleopatra, Northern Ballet, Choreographer David Nixon; Bells are Ringing, Director Paul Foster, Union Theatre; Leonce und Lena (associate), Grands Ballets Canadiens, Montreal, Choreographer Christian Spuck.

Previous work includes: Glass Canon, Northern Ballet, Choreographer Daniel De Andrade; Genoveva, UCL Opera; Beware of What Your Wish For (short film) Director Patricia Doyle; Hamlet, Northern Ballet, Choreographer David Nixon, Sadlers Wells and tour; Salome (associate) Korean National Opera, Director Carlos Wagner; The Rakes Progress, Welsh National Opera Max, Director David Newman; Camacho’s Wedding, UCL Opera, Director Duncan MacFarland; The Medium & Ten Belles, Sherman Theatre, Cardiff, both with Director John La Bouchardiere; Umbilica, Diversions Dance Company, Choreographer Tanja Amri.

Prior to retraining in Theatre Design, at the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama, Christopher was also a principal dancer for many years with Northern Ballet.  He has also danced for Scottish Ballet, Ballet du Nord, and the Royal Ballet of Flanders. Christopher was a 2005 Linbury Prize Finalist.

Christopher’s work was exhibited as part of the National Design Exhibition, COLLABORATORS: UK Design for Performance 2003-2007, at the Victoria and Albert Museum in 2008 and will be featured as part of the next exhibition 2007-2011 in Cardiff from January 2011 followed by the V&A later on.