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Camellia Koo

Camellia is a Toronto based set and costume designer for theatre, opera, dance and site specific performance installations. Recent designs for theatre include collaborations with numerous independent to regional theatre companies including Cahoots Theatre Projects, Buddies in Bad Times, fu-GEN Asian Canadian Theatre Company, Tarragon Theatre, Theatre Smash, The Second City, The Shaw Festival, The Stratford Festival, and Young People’s Theatre. Recent designs for opera and ballet include collaborations with Ballet Jörgen, Banff Centre, Canadian Opera Company, Minnesota Opera, Edmonton Opera, Pacific Opera Victoria, Boston Lyric Opera, Against the Grain, and Tapestry New Opera. She has received six Dora Mavor Moore Awards (Toronto), a Sterling Award (Edmonton), a Chalmers Award Grant, and shared the 2006 Siminovitch Protégé Prize, and was a member of the Third Prize team at the 2011 European Opera Directing Prize.

She is a graduate of Ryerson Theatre School (1999 Technical Production) and holds a MA in Scenography from Central Saint Martins College of Art & Design and University of the Arts Utrecht.