Aleisa Jelbart is an award winning Sydney based Costume and Stage Designer.
She has collaborated with Australian and international companies including The Australian Ballet, Sydney Dance Company, Opera Australia, The Australian String Quartet, Sydney Symphony Orchestra, Gondwana Choirs, Bell Shakespeare, Legs on the Wall, the Australian Theatre for Young People, Hayes Theatre Company, Singapore Ballet, Komische Oper Berlin and artists including Rafael Bonachela, Alice Topp, Daniel Riley, Amrita Hepi, Melanie Lane, Leyla Stevens, Cass Mortimer Eipper, Loughlan Prior and Antony Hamilton.
Aleisa has worked extensively with Sydney Dance Company since 2014 as a designer and stylist. Credits include Costume Design for Rafael Bonachela's Impermanence 2021, Lux Tenebris 2016, Anima 2016 and Melanie Lane's Woof 2019. Aleisa has also designed costumes and props for over 20 works in SDC's annual New Breed program.
Aleisa made her Australian Ballet debut in 2023, as Costume Designer for Alice Topp's large scale contemporary work Paragon, featuring 80 dancers for the company's 60th Anniversary. Aleisa was the Costume Designer for Amrita Hepi's 2023 artwork Prelude to An Afternoon of a Faun, which was featured in The National Portrait Gallery. She also designed and constructed sculptures for Hepi's installation/video work Monumental 2021, presented at the Gertrude Contemporary and The Perth Institute of Contemporary Arts. Aleisa was the Costume/Prop Designer for Legs on the Wall's durational work THAW, which premiered on the forecourt of the Sydney Opera House in 2022, also presented at Mona Foma in Tasmania and The Nelson Arts Festival in New Zealand.
As an educator, Aleisa has run design and theatre making workshops for The Australian Museum, The Australian Theatre for Young People, Matriark Theatre and City of Sydney. In 2019 she was an Artist in Residence at the Chris O'Brien Lifehouse, working with patients through the Arterie program.
Aleisa is the recipient of the 2014/15 Hephzibah Tintner Fellowship for Production Design and the 2016 Berlin New Music Opera Award (the Opera Foundation for Young Australians). She was nominated for Best Costume Design (Independent) at the 2022 Sydney Theatre Awards.