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 GO! for Sydney Dance Company and sets In the Solitude of Cotton Fields and Women Beware Women. 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 productiondesigner for the short film The Last Shift andcostume designer for Spine, which recently wonThe Melbourne International Film Festival (MIFF) Award for best Australian short. Teresa has worked as Costume Co-ordinator forThe 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 St, 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.
Teresa’s designs in 2013 include set and costumes for Dreams in White for Griffin Theatre Company and the costumes for a new production of Tosca directed by John Bell for Opera Australia.