Caroline Hamilton, Dance & Costume Historian

Caroline Hamilton

Caroline Hamilton is an Australian-born historian, researcher and writer with a passion for dance and costume history.

Born into a very theatrical family, Caroline trained as a costume maker for ballet in Canada and worked with The Royal Winnipeg Ballet and The National Ballet of Canada.

Caroline also holds a Master’s in Word History and Culture from King’s College London.

Caroline was researcher for the project Pavlova 2012 which culminated in the gala performance, An Intimate Evening with Anna Pavlova, at the Linbury Studio Theatre.

She has also worked as researcher and contributor on the book Anna Pavlova, Twentieth Century Ballerina for lead author Jane Pritchard.

Her recent work includes historical researcher for Alexei Ratmansky and Richard Hudson on the ballets The Sleeping Beauty (ABT & La Scala) and The Golden Cockerel (ABT & The Royal Danish Ballet).

Caroline Hamilton
Caroline Hamilton

In 2015 she was assistant curator on the exhibition Silent Partners, Prima Ballerina Evelyn Hart’s Signature Costumes from an Extraordinary Career, at The Woodstock Art Gallery, Ontario, Canada.

Caroline has most recently worked as consultant and event curator for Swiss luxury jewellery firm Giberg as they designed and launched a new range based on Anna Pavlova.

Caroline has written for publications including: Dance Australia, Pointe Magazine, The Ballet Bag and Play Bill.

Caroline also runs an online shop called The Red Shoes Vintage which sells a range of vintage ballet books and china.

Check out Caroline’s website and shop.