Sharon Luk is a Costume Designer and technician originally from Montréal, Canada.
After completing her studies in Fashion Design in 2001, she began her career as patternmaker for the streetwear company Kitchen Orange.
In 2004, Sharon gave in to her obsession with elaborate, flamboyant, historical garments by accepting the position of manager at a costume atelier in the outskirts of Montreal. There, she was reacquainted with the theatre, the opera, the music – reawakening the love she had from childhood for the performing arts. For over 2 years, she led a team of 14 costume technicians to produce the lavish costumes for Théâtre Lyrique de la Montérégie. Both Une Nuit à Venise (2005) and La Veuve Joyeuse (2006) received glowing reviews from local press.
Curiosity, determination, and audacity led her to continue perfecting her technical skills. In 2007, she joined the costume atelier of the prestigious Théâtre du Châtelet in Paris, France where she was mentored by some of the finest costumiers and technicians in Europe. During the summer of 2007, she was sent to the Manchester International Festival to help finalize the costumes for Monkey Journey to the West – an opera production from THE GORILLAZ creators Damon Albarn and Jamie Hewlett.
Sharon has also worked with the Leanor and Alvin Segal Theatre (Montréal) as a dresser for The Wise Men of Chelm in 2008.
Sharon Luk is a classically trained guitarist, and has attended specialized milinery classes by Montréal modiste Lucie Grégoire as well as a jewelry making class with Gustavo Estrada. She also speaks english, french, cantonese, and italian.
She is currently working as a freelance technician, and is preparing for a design internship coming summer 2011 in Europe.
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