Claire Townsend is a British born, Brooklyn based costume designer.
She holds a MA in Design for Performance from Central St Martins, London, and an BA in Costume Design from Wimbledon School of Art. Since graduating she's worked in Los Angeles, San Francisco, Athens and NYC, where she currently resides.
Recent projects include Letter of Marque's Double Falsehood at The Irondale Center, Macbeth with the Humanist project, Cosi Fan Tutte for Opera Ebony, Madama Butterfly for West Bay Opera and Calisto and The Little Vixen with Opera Dell'Arte.
She has spent time assisting Broadway designers, while working as a shopper Tricorne Costumes, assisting designers at LA Opera and SCR, and stitching at SNL.
She currently stitches costumes for the Metropolitan Opera and TV, while pursing freelance design work, and creates fiber work and paintings in her spare time.