Teresa Negroponte graduated from NIDA in 2009 and was the recipient of the 2010 NIDA/Sydney Grammar School Fellowship.
Prior to becoming a theatre designer, Teresa spent two years studying period clothing design and construction while working in the fashion industry in Sydney.
While at NIDA she designed costumes for A Midsummer Night's Dream, The Importance of Being Earnest, Songs for a New World, The Producers and sets In the Solitude of Cotton Fields and Women Beware Women, as well as GO! for Sydney Dance Company. Since graduating, Teresa has designed sets and costumes for Downstairs Belvoir (Dirty Butterfly - set and costume) and Darlinghurst Theatre (Kiss of the Spider Woman - costume and Catholic School Girls - set and costume) as well as designing costumes for the Opening Ceremony of the Kuwait World Men's Squash Championships. Teresa was production designer for the short film The Last Shift and costume designer for Spine, which recently won The Melbourne International Film Festival (MIFF) Award for best Australian short film. Teresa has worked as Costume Co-ordinator for The Hamster Wheel (Australian Broadcasting Corporation/Giant Dwarf) and Costume Designer and Wardrobe Stylist for The Unbelievable Truth (Seven Network/Giant Dwarf).
Teresa’s recent credits include designing the costumes for Boundary Street, Black Swan State Theatre Company’s inaugural production at the new Heath Ledger Theatre at the Perth International Arts Festival, which was also presented at the 2012 Brisbane Festival.
She also designed the costumes for Dr. Zhivago, the new musical produced by the Gordon Frost Organisation which opened in Sydney and toured to Melbourne, Brisbane and Korea.
2014 sees Teresa’s designs for Dream with Bell Shakespeare in the mainstage season in Canberra and Melbourne, and a return season of Tosca with Opera Australia in Melbourne.
Teresa’s designs in 2013 included set and costumes for Dreams in White, directed by Tanya Goldberg, for Griffin Theatre Company and Bell Shakespeare’s touring production for schools of A Midsummer Night’s Dream directed by Peter Evans, as well as the costumes for a new production of Tosca directed by John Bell for Opera Australia and costumes for a new production of the award winning Broadway musical Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, directed by Roger Hodgman for James Anthony Productions.