BA Student Joona Huotari’s Costumes in Rinaldo Opera

Aalto University BA student from Costume Design, Joona Huotari, is designing the costumes for G.F Händel’s Opera Rinaldo. The opera is produced by Juvenalia Music Institute, for the first time in Finland. The dancers’ costumes have been created at Aalto Studios atelier and most of the soloists’ costumes at Vantaa Vocational College Varia. Earlier this week Rinaldo, (and …

Workshop Health and Safety Course

Before working at our costume and workshop studios users need to attend Workshop Health and Safety course. The course is kind of like a driving license for the workshops. These facilities have a lot of powerful machines that need to be used in a safe way. Grinding machine shoots out a lot of sparks and …


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Johanna Ilmarinen

Johanna is Aalto Studios specialist in costume related projects. Johanna loves helping students with projects, especially when the solution is not obvious and the question challenge her knowledge. In addition to student’s guidance, she makes material orders, arranges courses, makes patterns, fittings, and dyes. Johanna has previously worked in Theatre’s and Universities’ Costume Departments and …