Aleisa Jelbart is a Sydney based Costume, Set and Puppet Designer. She is the resident designer for Matriark Theatre and the recipient of the 2016 Rockend Berlin New Music Opera Award and the 2014/15 Hephzibah Tintner Fellowship for Production Design.
At the end of 2013, Aleisa was awarded the 2014/15 Hephzibah Tintner Fellowship, allowing her to work with some of Australia’s leading cultural organisations; Opera Australia, Sydney Dance Company, Sydney Symphony Orchestra and The Australian Ballet. Over these two years, Aleisa built a strong relationship with Sydney Dance Company and continues to regularly collaborate with the company. She has designed costumes for a number of productions including Rafael Bonachela’s Lux Tenebris (2016) and Anima (2016).
In 2016, as part of the Rocked Berlin New Music Opera Award, Aleisa spent three months at the Komische Oper Berlin, working with London based theatre company 1927 on Petrushka/ L’Enfant et les Sortileges.
Aleisa has continued to focus on design for dance, physical theatre, puppetry, immersive performance and devised work. She is currently working on a number of productions with Sydney Dance Company, including Costume Design for Melanie Lane’s WOOF.