Lexi De Silva —
Lexi De Silva is a Melbourne based costume and set designer. In 2004 she graduated from the production course at the Victorian College of the Arts where she worked with the likes of Hugh Colman on Remembrance of Things Past and Robert Draffin on his stage adaptation of Smiles of a Summer Night.
Her professional design credits include costume design for Sweedeedee and Halcyon, both choreographed by Tim Harbour, and La Bayadère: Pas D’Action, all for The Australian Ballet; Pecan Summer, Australia’s first indigenous opera written and directed by Deborah Cheetham; Dead Mans Cell Phone and The Grenade directed by Peter Evans for MTC; Julius Caesar directed by Steven Heathcote for the Victorian Opera; Kiss Me Kate directed by Kim Durban; Song of the Bleeding Throat and Berggasse 19: The Apartments of Sigmund Freud, directed by Brian Lipson and Seussical: the musical at the Athenaeum theatre. Lexi was also assistant/apprentice to Hugh Colman as Set and Costume designer for The Australian Ballet’s new version of Swan Lake, choreographed by Stephen Baynes in 2012.
La Fille mal gardée is the second production Lexi has designed for West Australian Ballet. Last year she designed costumes for La Sylphide, staged by Dinna Bjorn. She is thrilled to be back with the same design team to work with the company once again.