Suzie Holmes

Head of Costume and Lecturer in Performance Design


Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance
Laban Building

Tel: +44 (0)208 305 9305




Suzie Holmes is Head of Costume and Lecturer at Trinity Laban. She teaches across the BA and MA programmes within the fields of design, performance, and research methods. The focus of her design and teaching practice is upon the performing body’s scenographic relationship with its environment. Key to her collaborative work with choreographers is a fascination with the appearance and behaviour of materials animated by movement and light.

Design credits include works for: Rosemary Butcher, Maresa von Stockert, Protein Dance, Candoco Dance Company, Phoenix Dance Theatre, Ludus Dance, Lizzi Kew Ross & Co. and Transitions Dance Company. Suzie’s design work has been seen at the Victoria and Albert Museum, in A Flash of Light: The Dance Photography of Chris Nash.

As External Examiner, Suzie has worked closely with Arts University Bournemouth, and Rose Bruford College, and has also advised on validation processes for Guildhall School of Music and Drama, and Birmingham Institute of Art & Design. She is a longstanding member of The Society of British Theatre Designers.

More information on the website of The Society of British Theatre Designers

Qualifications / Educational Background

  • Fellow: Higher Education Academy
  • MA Critical Studies: Visual Art and Theatre, Wimbledon School of Art
  • Postgraduate Diploma: Dance Theatre Production, Laban
  • BA (Hons) English and Drama, Goldsmiths, University of London


Costume Department

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