Costume Designer

Susan Paino creates imaginative fashions for dance and theatre. 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




Before moving to North Carolina in 2020, Susan Paino designed and led child/family creative arts/dance events in the Boston area for 20 plus years.

Past project and clients -

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

Public library clients included: 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.)

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