Carla Bellisio is a theater artist based in New York City. She is trained in costume design and construction technique as well as dance and performance. She earned a BFA in drama from Carnegie Mellon University where she was awarded the Bess Kimberly Award for achievement in costume design in 2004. Her dance training has spanned 14 years of various schools including Alvin Ailey Extension, Peridance, Steps on Broadway, Carnegie Mellon University, and Royal Academy of Dance at Spring Lake School of Dance in New Jersey.
Carla has designed costumes for numerous theatre companies throughout New York including The Immediate Theatre Company, Bond Street Theatre, Epiphany Theatre Company, Target Margin Theatre, Slant Theatre Company, Overlap Productions, Will Knot Di Productions, and The Ostara Group. Most recently her work was seen in Thomas Bradshaw's Southern Promises, a sardonic slave narrative that captured the attention of The New Yorker. Also recently Carla began her opera career with the design of Opera Omnia's production of The Coronation of Poppea. which was featured in The New York Times.