Kathryn Grillo

Director of Dance Costume ShopSchool of Dance
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Kathryn Grillo

Kathy has been a Costume Designer/Draper for the UNCSA School of Dance since 1996, when she began building costumes for the annual production of The Nutcracker. Her work at UNCSA has included designs for the ballets Raymonda, Don Quixote, Rubies, Valse Fantasie and The Nutcracker, as well as numerous contemporary pieces by both faculty and guest choreographers. She has designed for the American Dance Festival, Carolina Ballet, North Carolina Dance Theatre, American Ballet Theatre Studio, Ballet Tennessee, Ballet Spartanburg and Duke University. 

Career Highlights
  • Guest Costume Designer/Draper/Faculty in UNCSA’s School of Design & Production for 18 years
  • Since 1991, has served as Resident Costume Designer/Coordinator for Piedmont Opera, designing costumes for Turandot, The Light in the Piazza, Les Contes d’Hoffman, La Boheme and others
  • Designed for the Opera Theatre of St. Louis, Virginia Opera and Opera Tampa
  • Has coordinated Opera Carolina’s costumes for four seasons

M.F.A. Costume DesignCarnegie Mellon University

B.A. Theater ArtsCornell University, cum laude