Dr Suzanne Osmond is an academic and practicing theatre professional who has been involved in diverse projects in theatre, live events and film as a costume supervisor, coordinator and production manager. She was responsible for managing the design and production of over 13,000 costumes for the Asian Games in Doha, as well as supervising the production of costumes for the Sydney Olympic Opening Ceremony, Disney’s The Lion King musical and Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Love Never Dies.
She holds postgraduate degrees in design and project management, and a PhD in performance design history and theory from University of Technology Sydney (UTS).
Her teaching career spans over 25 years, and in this time she has taught and developed curricula and course materials for several tertiary institutions, including The Australian Film, Television and Radio School (AFTRS), TAFE Sydney Institute, NIDA, University of Technology Sydney (UTS), and Charles Sturt University. She was Head of Costume at NIDA from 1988 to 1999, during which time she played a key role in developing the Associate Diploma in Costume course, now the Bachelor of Fine Arts (Costume).
Osmond is currently a Course Leader and Senior Lecturer at the National Institute of Dramatic Art (NIDA) in Sydney, Australia. She is also an Editor for the international peer reviewed journal Studies in Costume and Performance (Intellect). In 2017 she was Post Doctoral Research Fellow within the funded ‘Costume Methodologies’ research project at Aalto University, Finland.