advAnne C. de Velder

Head, Costume Technology Program

KCPA Costume Director

MFA, Columbia University, New York City

Specialties:  Costume Technology, Costume Design, Tailoring and Costume Construction for Theatre, Dance, Opera and Film, Costume Shop and Arts Management, World Touring Consultant

In addition to designing costumes for Ralph Lemon’s Come Home Charley Patton and How Can You Stay Home All Day and Not Go Out, Karole Armitage’s GONE!Fables on Global Warming, Anne worked in New York City from 1968-1995 as a free lance Costume Designer, Cutter/Draper and Tailor, as well as in Arts Management.  She has designed and/or built costumes for leading dance companies including the Alvin Ailey Dance Company, Stuttgart Ballet, Baryshnikov’s White Oak Dance Project, Les Grands Ballet Canadien and the Lar Lubovitch Dance Company and served as master tailor for Cleveland Ballet (four seasons); for theatre including four seasons of the Music Fair star package tours, Broadway shows My Fat Friend, The Runner Stumbles, Grease, Lysistrada, Cabaret, Beggar’s Opera, among others; off-Broadway shows Oh Calcutta, The Fantastics, as well as many developing productions (A Chorus Line, Jacques Brel, Spring’s Awakening) at the New York Public Theatre; for film including Splash, Big, The Great Gatsby, Wall Street, Broadcast News, Fatal Attraction, Hannah and Her Sisters and New York Stories among others.  In addition, Anne was the founder of the original Costume Collection for New York State Council on the Arts, Theatre Development Fund, and participated in pattern development for Milliskin Dancewear and the Historic Pattern Research for Menswear Project headed by Betty Williams.  She has taught tailoring and costume technology at Columbia University, New York University, Boston University, Hope College, the Ringling Bros. Barnum and Bailey Circus Clown College, and is currently teaching costume technology at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign.