Caroline Hamilton

Caroline is a social historian with a passion for ballet and costume. Born in Australia to a very theatrical family, she trained as a costume maker and worked with The Royal Winnipeg Ballet, The National Ballet of Canada, and many other companies. She now specialises in early twentieth century ballet. Caroline was an historical consultant for Alexei Ratmansky’s reinterpretation of Diaghilev’s 1921 production of The Sleeping Princess for ABT and Le Coq d’Or (The Golden Cockerel) for The Royal Danish Ballet. She has also worked as researcher and writer for the Pavlova 2012 project. Caroline has a Master's degree in Australian History and loves to use dance as a lens for examining social and political history. Her most recent work has involved examining the Aboriginal Political rights movement and the corresponding contemporary dance movement in Australia.


Behind the Tutu

Tutu, n. A very short skirt worn by a ballerina, made of projecting layers of stiffened sheer material (Collins English Dictionary) … and ‘coveted by all…