Costume Shop Manager; Lecturer, Costume Production
Penney Pinette grew up in the untamed woods of Maine where she spent hours studying the shapes and colors in nature. Creating clothes for leading ladies, starlets, ingénues, and dancers yielded an understanding of how to make flattering forms functional. As a Boston-based designer focusing on dance and theatre, she enjoyed employment as a draper for Huntington Theatre Company, and also supervised the costume shop at Tufts University. In addition to designing, she teaches at Mount Ida College and Boston University. Some of her work has been with local puppeteer Bonnie Duncan of They Gotta Be Secret Agents, theater companies like New Repertory Theatre, and others in the local dance community, including Prometheus Dance, Contrapose Dance, Cary McKinley, and Fort Point Theater Productions. She has designed costumes for the Boston Conservatory dance department.