Year 11 student Lily Hanna took part in a national design challenge run by the Royal Opera House (ROH) last year to research, design and present on video a costume or theatre set, completed over a six week period during lockdown. Lily was delighted to find out she had won the junior lockdown category from Director of The Royal Ballet, Kevin O’Hare. Lily has been invited to the ROH this month to attend a stage performance of The Magic Flute, backstage tour of departments, and an evening exhibition and awards ceremony of junior, senior, FE and HE college winners.
Kevin O’Hare, Director of The Royal Ballet said, “We chose Lily’s costume design for Titania as our overall winner. Lily explained her very detailed design process and supported this with sketches that showed the developing stages of her designs. She explained that her interpretation of the Director’s vision focused on nature, as she has learned to notice it more during lockdown. Her final costume was intended to be visually striking on the stage but also practical for the movement qualities of a dancer. Congratulations Lily!”