Desmond Heeley —

Costume Designer

In a legendary career spanning six decades, Desmond Heeley has designed for theatre, ballet and opera around the world, collaborating with many distinguished directors and choreographers, including Sir Peter Hall, Sir Laurence Olivier, John Cranko and Gian Carlo Menotti.

Desmond’s sets and costumes have graced such stages as the Royal Opera House Covent Garden, the Metropolitan Opera, and La Scala. He has designed for The Royal Shakespeare Company, American Ballet Theater, English National Ballet, Houston Ballet, and many others. A long and glittering list of artists have worn his designs, among them Dame Margot Fonteyn, Mikhail Baryshinikov, Placido Domingo and actors Alan Bates, Vivien Leigh and Judi Dench.

The recipient of numerous awards, Desmond’s design artwork is held in museums and galleries world-wide, and in many private collections.