Jorge Sandoval

A retired dancer, Jorge Sandoval is one of the success stories of the Dancer Transition Resource Centre where he won several grants, and retrained for a career in costume design. In the spring of 2009 Mr. Sandoval was nominated by The Ontario Arts Council for the Virginia and Myrtle Cooper award in design, and in 2014 Mr. Sandoval was awarded the CIMO fellowship at Aalto University in Helsinki, Finland

Mr. Sandoval holds an MFA in Theatre and Performance from the University of Regina. He is at present the Course Leader for the BA (Hons) Costume for Performance at The University of the Arts London and a Ph.D candidate at Aalto University in Helsinki, Finland. 
From 2005 to 2015 Mr. Sandoval acted as the resident Designer for the Banff Centre for the Arts in Banff Alberta, Canada.

Jorge has presented his work in  international conferences such as Critical Costume among others and has published several articles related to his main topic of research. He also works with international research groups such as Costume in Focus (Finland), and Performing Dress Lab (UK).

 Design credits include the set design for "ESPOIR /ESPWA" for Théâtre français de Toronto, costume design for "The Mousetrap", "The Importance of being Earnest", "Carrie the musical" and  the original play "When there's nothing left to burn" at University of Lethbridge in Alberta, Canada, the set and costume design for Donald Sales's choreography "The Ugly Duckling" for the Banff Centre for the Arts in 2013, set and costume design for George Brown College's production of "The Country Wife" in 2014, the costume design for Aszure Barton’s choreography “Aluminum Cloud” for the Banff Centre Festival Dance in 2012, the costume design for Kevin O’Day’s choreographic work “Face to Face” in coproduction with Mannheim Ballet, Ballet British Columbia and The Banff Centre for the Arts in 2010, the costume design for the production “L’Ecole des Femmes” directed by Diana Leblanc for TfT (Toronto) in the fall of 2010, and the costume design for the George Brown College production of “Hated Nightfall” in the fall of 2010. In the winter of 2010 Mr. Sandoval collaborated with Yvonne Ng and Robert Glumbek with the design of the costumes for Kevin O’Day’s choreography “Level on my level”

Past credits include the set design of “Les Noirs sont Heureux” for TfT in 2009, as well as the set and costume design for “Le Grand Peep Show” for Corpus Dance Theatre in Toronto in 2007, the costume design for the dance video "Between seams", and in 2008 the costume design for the production Abattoir. Mr. Sandoval designed the costumes of A Christmas Carol for Globe Theatre Regina, which opened in November 2007 with fantastic reviews.

Other credits include the design for Pro-Arte Danza’s fall production (2008), choreographed by Roberto Campanella and Robert Glumbeck, the costume design for Globe Theatre's production of A Midsummer Night's Dream and Anne of Green Gables in 2008. Mr. Sandoval has designed the costumes and choreographed the Canadian Children's Opera Chorus' production of Dido and Aeneas in 2005.