Chantal is a costume designer and multidisciplinary artist based out of Vancouver, British Columbia. She began her stage career at the age of 9, playing an elf in her school’s Christmas production, and was the only one who insisted on wearing a red costume instead of green, showcasing an early eye for design. This performance fueled a lifelong love of the theatre; Chantal eventually pursued a post-secondary education, finishing a BFA in Theatre at the University of Victoria in 2013. She moved to Vancouver in late 2014 and has been an active member of the theatre community ever since.
As a designer, Chantal has worked with Vancouver’s star star Theatre, the Slamming Door Artist Collective, Classic Chic Productions, Pennisula Productions, Green Thumb Theatre, and Presentation House. She has also been an assistant to local designers Christopher David Gauthier and Nita Bowerman. Chantal is a competent sewer and has worked in wardrobe maintenance during Cirque Du Soleil’s Vancouver run of Kooza in 2015, and contract sewed for a number of other small projects for local theatre companies. Most recently she completed a 3 month practicum tenure at Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity in the Wardrobe Department. Film credits include assistant designing/set supervising local indie production Bella Ciao!, currently in post production.
Chantal greatly enjoys the supportive nature of the Vancouver theatre scene, but is eager and willing to travel for work in any location. She has focused primarily on period designs until now (still eagerly waiting for an 80s project!) , but is very interested in large scale wearable art projects and would love to do some avant garde designs.
When not working in the theatre, Chantal enjoys live music, Vancouver’s excellent craft beer scene, bulldog videos of all kinds, and binge watching Law and Order on Netflix.