Tamara has had the privilege of working with some of the world's top theatre professionals on stages across Canada including the Stratford and Shaw Festivals.

Recent designs include costume for Gypsy (Shaw Festival - postponed due to COVID-19), set for Honour Beat (The Grand Theatre), set for Peter Pan and set & costume for The Color Purple (Neptune Theatre), costume for How He Lied to Her Husband and Man of Destiny (Shaw Festival), set & costume for Salt Baby (The Belfry Theatre), and Cabaret (Royal Manitoba Theatre Centre).


Tamara is a recipient of the prestigious Virginia and Myrtle Cooper Award in Costume Design (2017). Other awards include a Robert Merritt Award for Outstanding Costume Design, a Dora Mavor Moore Award for Outstanding Costume Design, multiple nominations across Canada for Outstanding Set and Costume Design, a Tyrone Guthrie Award (Stratford Festival), and the Ian and Molly Lindsay Young Design Fellowship (Stratford Festival).

Tamara's teaching credits include Sessional, Lecturer, and Guest Artist Instructor positions at The National Theatre School of Canada, University of Winnipeg, Off the Wall Stratford Artists Alliance, University of Victoria, and Michigan State University. 

Originally from the west coast, Tamara has called Ontario home for the past 19 years. Tamara resides in Stratford with her husband and two young children.

Tamara is a graduate of the University of Victoria (BFA with Distinction) and the National Theatre School of Canada.




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