Costume Designer

Susan Paino creates imaginative fashions for dance and theatre in the Boston area. She is best known for finding creative ways to use recycled and up-cycled clothing, fabric, and other materials. Susan's flair for costume design is rooted in her early dance studies at the E. Virginia Williams School of Dance in Malden, MA, where she was surrounded by talented artists who hand-built tutus and tiaras.

past and present clients - 

Apollinaire Theatre Company, Fort Point Theatre Channel, Stoneham Theatre, Longwood Players, Ensemble Warhol, Contrapose Dance, The Footlight Club

costume design portfolio




Susan Paino designs and leads child/family creative arts/dance events and sewing classes in the Boston area.

current projects -

Channel Dance - a movement-focused learning/performance project based in Fort Point Boston - outdoors in the summer. 

Past and present public library clients include: Melrose Public Library, Boston Branch Libraries: South End, Parker Hill, East Boston, North End, Connolly, West End, Egleston, Jamaica Plain, and Adams St, Thomas Crane Public Library, Pawtucket Public Library, and more. (Click here for a complete list.)

Past project and clients -

Story Dance - listed on the Massachusetts Libraries Programs and Performers Directory.

Apollinaire Play Lab, Community Music Center of Boston, Brookline Ballet, Green Street Studios, The Art Loft, Fort Point Theatre Channel, Springstep, Barefoot Arts, young co. at Stoneham Theatre, The Moving Company, Creative Dance Theatre, LaPierre School of Dance, Dance Centre of Malden, E. Virginia Williams School of Dance