Aleisa Jelbart

Costume Designer, New Breed

Aleisa Jelbart is an award-winning Sydney based Production Designer. She has worked with a number of Australian and international performing arts companies including Sydney Dance Company, Opera Australia, Singapore Dance Theatre and the Komische Oper Berlin.

Aleisa has collaborated with Sydney Dance Company since 2014. She has designed costumes for Rafael Bonachela’s Impermanence (2021), Lux Tenebris (2016) and Anima (2016), Melanie Lane’s WOOF (2019) and props for Antony Hamilton’s Forever & Ever (2018). Aleisa has also designed costumes for over 15 works in the company’s annual New Breed season, collaborating with artists such as Prue Lang, Katina Olsen, Cass Eipper and Lee Serle.

2020 credits include Production Design for Amrita Hepi’s video/installation work Monumental and Costume Design for Loughlan Prior’s commission for Singapore Dance Theatre (premiering 2021). She will design costumes for New Breed choreographer’s Joel Bray, Raghav Handa, Chloe Leong and Jesse Scales.

Aleisa was the recipient of the 2014/15 Hephzibah Tintner Fellowship for Production Design and the 2016 Berlin New Music Opera Award (the Opera Foundation for Young Australians).