Dance Costume Makers (Various)

Job Title:       Dance Costume Makers (Various) Including Seamstress and Hand-Sewing (embellishment/sequining)

When:           To begin in January 2018

Days:             Flexible

Time:             Flexible

Other:            Voluntary positions – expenses and other requirements negotiated

ROLE:            To include the following….

  • People who love machine sewing and are happy to work on a complicated pattern or a group of costumes
  • People who love hand sewing – either/or with design and embellishment or sequining
  • People who can own their own designs but also capable of working with other’s designs or standard patterns
  • People who pay attention to detail and love working on a project (single unique one-off costumes, as well as groups of costumes)
  • People who love seeing the transformation of initial ideas and designs that ‘work’ for the stage and for dancers
  • Have a passion and interest for ballet, and dance costuming
  • People passionate about their work
  • People who get on with people and are team players
  • Knowledgeable about ballet performance and the needs of dance productions (or willing to learn)

For further information, check out our websites…



Dance Artists

“Creative Artists – Collaborating 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 (photoraphy 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 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 about 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 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 whatever else you have done 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 sent to:   [email protected]



There are no formal interviews being held. We’ll meet up for an informal coffee and 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.




Contact Details

Caron Yardley
[email protected]
07504 209861

Opportunity title: Dance Costume Makers (Various)
Expiry Date: 2018-01-31T17:00:00+00:00