Costume Designer & Visual Theater Director
As a costume designer, I am interested in the relationship of the human body and its surrounding world in every aspect: costumes, masks, make-up, fashion or visuals. I always seek freedom in my work, sometimes in the form of hidden details. The lack of resources that defined the Eastern and Central European milieu I grew up in has pushed me to rely heavily on my creativity, to think outside the box in order to overcome obstacles and bring to life costumes and masks that are both challenging and have a storytelling capacity.
As a director, I am co-founder and co-creator of Catwalk Concert Productions, a performing art genre that merges a choir concert experience with theatre and a fashion show. In our so-called catwalk concerts singing models move around a catwalk-like stage in extreme and abstract costumes.
Since 2000, when I started working as a mask and costume designer for theatre, dance, and film, I have had the chance to work for some of the most prestigious theatres in Hungary, as well as in Austria, Germany, and Switzerland.
In 2014, I got my DLA diploma from the Hungarian Academy of Drama and Film for a study on the teaching methods of theatrical masks and make-up. I am currently a lecturer at the University of Fine Arts in Budapest, where I often involve my students in the production processes and push them to experiment with new territories.
Prizes: Best costume prize in POSzT Theater festival in year 2009, 2012 and 2018. Theater Critics prize for costume design in 2008, 2009, 2017,2019 and 2022. „Costume designer of the Year” prize from the Hungarian Visual Design Association in 2016, and in 2017, the Audience-award. 2 prizes in Beijing on the iSTAN competition in 2018. I was part of the Hungarian team, who won the 1st Prize in PQ 2019 in the Countries and Regions section with our installation ‘Infinite Dune’. In 2022 at World Stage Design in Calgary I won tied first prize in Costume design.