Antonella Petraccaro

Antonella Petraccaro

Performance Designer

  • Location: London
  • Career stage: Early
  • Freelancer: Available

I am a London-based freelance performance designer. My interest is in designing for physical theatre and dance, where I see more possibilities of connecting set and costume design in interaction with the artists. I hold an MA in Costume Design for Performance from London College of Fashion. My final work was based on Hoffmann’s ‘The Sandman’ and was exhibited at World Stage Design 2013. I have frequently been working as an in-house costume maker for The Royal Opera House and The English National Ballet. My design work includes the costumes for ‘Collider’, an exhibition at the Science Museum in London, costumes for ‘The Beautiful’ (Camden Fringe Festival 2013) and ‘Love’ (First Festival London 2015), both theatre pieces by Petar Miloshevski. I designed and made the costumes for ‘We Are Free’ by Fabian Reimair for the English National Ballet’s Choreographics 2014, which are currently exhibited at the Victoria & Albert Museum as part of the UK Design for Performance exhibition.

Work History

Costumier - Royal Opera House

Apr 2013 - Present

Costume Supervisor - Chester Performs

Mar 2015 - Jul 2015

Costumier - English National Ballet

Jun 2013 - Mar 2015

Designer - Petar Miloshevski

Jan 2015 - Feb 2015

Costume Maker - Sue Smith Costumes

Mar 2014 - Dec 2014

Designer - English National Ballet's Choerographics

Mar 2014 - May 2014

Designer - Petar Miloshevski

Jun 2013 - Jul 2013

Costume Designer - Science Museum London

May 2013 - May 2013


Costume Design - MA - London College of Fashion

Sep 2011 - Dec 2012

Fashion Design - BA - Academy of Arts and Design Basel Switzerland

Sep 2007 - Mar 2011


  • Adobe Illustrator
  • Adobe InDesign
  • Adobe Photoshop
  • Advanced Pattern Cutting and Construction Skills
  • Applied Arts
  • Costume
  • Costume Construction
  • Costume Design
  • Costume Supervisor
  • Creative Drawing and Illustration
  • Draping
  • Dressmaking
  • Fashion Accessories
  • Fashion Design
  • Hand-sewing
  • Performance Design
  • Practical Sewing Skills
  • Sewing
  • Storyboarding
  • Styling
  • Technical Sewing Skills