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Dance Costume Making - Headwear

Caron Yardley - Dance Artists

Job Title:     Dance Costume Making (Headwear)

When:          Begins in January 2018

Days:           Flexible

Time:           Flexible

Other:          Voluntary position - expenses and other requirements negotiated

ROLE:          To include the following...

  • Someone who loves designing and/or making their own or others' ideas into headwear for dancers
  • Someone who can work with tiaras, hats, hair pieces, diadems, headwear (we are happy to have different individuals on the team who work specifically)
  • Someone who will enjoy the traditional as well as the new and original productions for design
  • Can work on complex individual items or on whole sets of headwear for a group
  • Loves to work with dance (or desires to work with dance)
  • Someone who knows how to make functional hats and headwear for practical use on the stage under dance conditions and understands, or is willing to learn the differences in theatrical headwear
  • Someone who loves people and enjoys being part of a team of dancers, creatives and other staff

For further information, check out our websites...



Dance Artists

"Creative Artists - Collaboratin to bring to life a spark of Inspiration that longs to be Created"

A team of creative artists including students, emerging, experienced and amateur enthusiasts in technical theatre, visual arts (photography and film), wardrobe and costuming, arts marketing and audience development; and digital/social media buffs - all collaborating to bring full-length and one-act traditional classical ballets as well as new and original ballet-theatre to the stage in live performances in Bristol and the local region, South Wales, and London.

West Coast Ballet Theatre

"Classical Ballet - Performed with love, a heartfelt passion and a soulful spirit"

The material (people) upon which Dance Artists creates its work. The dancers are all paying members who gain essential vocational experience dancing and learning to be an artist. WCBT is an organisation for honing the art of performance in an environment reflective of the vocation of a ballet-dancer.

Both 'Dance Artists' and 'West Coast Ballet Theatre' are cultural organisations not operated for profit and who employ no permanent or contracted paid staff. We do our work with financial loans, grants, funding, sponsorship and membership fees.



Please write to us via email, including the following...

  • Basic details about you
  • Tell us why you would want to take on this role
  • Tell us about the dancers, ballet companies and ballet productions you particularly admire and why
  • Tell us about your personal feelings and perspective towards classical ballet
  • What you feel your strengths are and how they might contribute to our work
  • Why you would like to be a member of the team
  • What you might find most challenging about taking on the role
  • What do you think that you would gain the most if you had the role
  • What do you think that you could bring to the team
  • What experiences working with dance you may already have, or what you have done before that may have prepared you
  • What you feel about the philosophy of Dance Artists and West Coast Ballet Theatre
  • Your contact details and any other information

You may include a CV if you want to, but this is not necessary. Applications should be made to:



There are no formal interviews being held. We'll meet up for an informal coffee and a chat to talk about your work, our work, how or if we can work together and whatever else is relevant and comes up for discussion. We'll take it from there.


Locality: Bristol

Contact Details

Caron Yardley, dance-artists [at] | 07504 209861

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