Tatyana van Walsum

Tatyana van Walsum enjoys a career as a set and costume designer working across many art forms including ballet, theatre and opera as well as exhibition, design and film.
She studied theatre design in London at Wimbledon school of art and Motley Theatre design academy.
Tatyana maintains key collaborations with choreographers such as Krzysztof Pastor, Dominique Dumais, Juanjo Argues, Wubkje Kuindersma Annabelle Lopez Ochoa, taking her to houses all over the world including Dutch National Ballet, Polish National Ballet, Stuttgart Ballet, National Theatre Mannheim, Toronto Ballet Company, The Australian Ballet, Scottish Ballet, Royal Ballet Sweden and the Joffrey Ballet Chicago, Ballet am Rhein.
She has been the recipient of numerous awards, including the Prix Benois de la Dance for best scenography in dance, “Le Jour Même“at the Lyon Opera Ballet in 1996. Winner of The Green Room Award for best ballet design of Symphony Fantastique, Australian Ballet 2007. Winner of the best dance production-of the year award R.A.M by Stuttgart Ballet. Winner of the Reumert Prix for best Opera production of the year Cosi Fan Tutti Aarhus Opera. Nomiated for NRC public awards for best productions received for “Ik” and “Bloedband”
Her work with Krzysztof Pastor spans many years; current projects include set and costumes for “Our Chopin” and costume design for “The Tempest” at Dutch National Ballet (co-production with Polish National Opera where it appeared in 2016). Other recent work includes “Romeo and Juliet” at the Joffrey Ballet in Chicago at the Polish National Opera, and Lithuanian National Ballet.
At the Kevin O’Day Ballet Mannheim, she collaborated with resident choreographer Dominique Dumais on contemporary full-length dance works including “Tracing Isadora”, “Little Prince”, “Frida”, “Woolf”, “Lebenslinien”, “Broken Verse” and “Résonance Chopin” and “Naked”. Their first work together was “Skin Divers”, created for the Komische Oper, Berlin. There work continues now at the Ballet in Würzburg where Dominique Dumais holds a position as artic Director for the Ballet, work includes “Muttersprache” and “Alice in Wonderland”.
With Kevin O’Day she worked on set and costumes for “Othello” and “Hamlet” for the Stuttgart Ballet and the National Ballet of Canada.
More recent collaborations connect her with artist such as Juanjo Argues, Wubkje Kuindersma, Demis Volpi, Giuseppe Spota, Ernst Meisner or Remi Wortmeyer.
For Juanjo Argues she designed set and costumes for “Ignite”a coproduction of the Dutch National Ballet and Birmingham Royal Ballet Nominated with the Fedora Prize and the Benois de la Dance prize. “Manoeuvre “opened in 2021 at the Dutch National Ballet and “Spectrum” was performed at Ballet am Rhein in 2021. Their latest collaboration “Full Frontal” premiered in September 2023 with Dutch National Ballet.
With Wubkje Kuindersma she worked on set and costumes for “Anatomy of Light” created for National Ballet in 2022 and “Resonance of Dreams “created for Kiel Ballet in 2023. Recently they collaborated on the very successful ballet “Echoes of Van Gogh” for West Australian Ballet for which she designed set, video, and costumes.
For Demis Volpi she designed set and costumes for “Murder on the Orient Express” at the Dortmund Junior Ballet 2017.
In Opera she designed set and costumes for “Aida” at the 2017 Salzburg Festival, starring Anna Netrebko and directed by Shirin Neshat. It was revived and recreated in 2022 at the Salzburg Festival. She designed set and costumes for “Don Giovanni” at the Weimar Opera in 2018 directed by Demis Volpi. For Giuseppe Spota she designed set and costumes for “Echnaton” in Dortmund Opera in 2019.
Tatyana has also designed many exhibitions like “Fashion Statements”, “Bol en Flinck” or “Rembrandt meesterleerlingen” for Museum Het Rembrandthuis en Amsterdam Museum.