Angela Dale is a designer, creator and educator who is passionate about the role of design in performance. She has been designing and creating costumes, sets and props for over 30 years for dance, theatre, film and live events.
Angela has a background in theatre and art with a Certificate in Costume Studies from Dalhousie University, a BFA in Fine Arts from NSCAD University and an MFA in Design and Technical Theatre from the University of Calgary.
She is a senior designer with Calgary’s Make Fashion and has shown her tech couture work at Beakerhead, Ottawa’s Museum of Science & Technology, Make Fashion 2013-2017, Calgary’s Heart Truth Fashion Show 2017, Dublin’s Festival of Curiosity 2016, CES Las Vegas 2014, CE Week New York 2015, Augmented World Expo 2014, and a number of Maker Faires around the globe.
She has designed and created costumes for: Alberta Ballet, Decidedly Jazz Danceworks, Meghann Michalsky, Project in Tandem, Dancing Monkey Laboratories, We Will Rock You - North American Tour, m-Body, Dancers Studio West, University of Calgary Dance & Theatre, Red Deer College Theatre, Calgary Stampede Grandstand Show, Mount Royal University Theatre, Chinook Mall Living Statues, Richmond Gateway Theatre, Carousel Theatre, Arts Club Theatre, Vancouver Playhouse, The New Play Centre, Waterfront Theatre, Expo 86, Mulgrave Road Theatre.
Her research interests include wearable art and technology, performative costumes, surface design, fabric manipulation and masks and headdresses.
Angela lives in the foothills outside Calgary, Alberta and works as a freelance designer, creator and guest instructor concocting the weird and wonderful for a variety of stage and film productions and events.