Originally from a Polish household Queens, New York, Isabelle currently lives in London working as a buyer in the costume department of the Royal Opera House.
With a MFA in Theatrical Design from Brooklyn College and a double BA in Film Studies and Media and Communication from Queens College, she is skilled in set, costume and lighting design, her forte being costumes.
As a theatre maker, her interest lies in the collaborative process and the ability to deliver relevant stories using a hands on approach and being conscious of sustainability and the environment. Working on both historical and contemporary shows she loves discovering innovative and interesting ways to relay the story of historical costume to the contemporary eye and new contemporary looks based on inspiration and the collaborative process.
Projects she has been involved in, range scope from a cast of two hundred, at the New York Public Theatre’s Public Works under designer Paul Carey to a small cast of two at Peterborough Players in New Hampshire.
Theatre projects where Isabelle has been the costume designer include; A DIFFERENT STORY, directed by Noa Naamat for the Royal Opera House Youth Opera Company; ZOHAR, choreographed by Hannah Grennell and NEW WORK NEW MUSIC, choreographed by Calvin Richardson at the Royal Ballet in London; MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING, directed by Vik Sivalingam; BELLVILLE, directed by Eric Ort; PICNIC, directed by Richard Hamburger; SWIMMING IN THE SHALLOWS, directed by Keith Paul Medelis; and HOME FREE, directed by Nick Cotz.
Film credits include 2014 Nollywood and African People’s Choice Award for Favorite Short Film, J-12, and currently working on KING OF THE BLUE RIDGE by Peter Ellinas and Perri Pierre.
A member of United States Institute Theatre Technology (USITT) and the design wing at the Great Plains Theatre Conference in 2016, currently working at the Royal Opera House as an assistant supervisor and designer. Progressing from the buyer role involving sourcing fabrics for new productions of the Royal Opera and Royal Ballet, she is now an assistant supervisor, and working on a design project for the Royal Ballet. In addition to buying and assistant supervising, her work has included supervising the re-making of Bob Crowley’s Violetta dress from the ROH production of TRAVIATA, for the V&A exhibition Opera: Power, Passion and Politics.