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.
Chantal has had the pleasure of working with many Vancouver based theatre companies and arts schools (Studio 58 and Douglas College). For the 2018/2019 season she has been the acting Head of Wardobe at Theatre Northwest in Prince George, BC. In 2017 she completed a 3 month practicum tenure at Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity in the Wardrobe Department.
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.
In September 2019, Chantal is greatly looking forward to commencing a 2-year MFA at the University of Edinburgh.
When not working in the theatre, Chantal enjoys all kinds of live music, videos of English bulldogs doing pretty much anything, and binge watching Law and Order.