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, and Chantal pursued a post-secondary education, finishing a BFA in Theatre at the University of Victoria in 2013.
Having taken some wardrobe courses at university to satisfy the production requirements of her degree, Chantal pursued her first full production costume design out of idle curiosity, thinking it would be a fun way to meet people in Vancouver’s theatre community. That curiosity has grown to become Chantal’s creative passion, as she has continued to pursue costume design and wardrobe work with many companies over the last two years. She has worked with Vancouver’s star star Theatre, the Slamming Door Artist Collective, as an assistant to local designer Christopher David Gauthier, Classic Chic Productions, Pennisula Productions, and Green Thumb Theatre. She's had the wonderful opportunity to work as a local hire in the wardrobe department during Cirque Du Soleil’s Vancouver run of Kooza in 2015, and most recently 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.
When not working on design projects, Chantal enjoys live music, exploring Vancouver’s excellent craft beer scene, traveling, and binge watching Law and Order on Netflix.