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Resume for Lindy Ann Grindlay
costume & decor DESIGNER

Body of Work



Peter Grimes (Britten) for PACT, now in Rep at CAPAB (Director Neels Hansen) (costumes)
The Turn of the Screw (Britten) for PACT (Director Francois Swart) (costumes)
I Puritani (Bellini) for PACT (Director Neels Hansen) (costumes)
Don Pasquale (Donizetti) for PACT (Director Neels Hansen) (Fully televised) (costumes)
La Boheme (Puccini) for PACOVS and PACT (Director Neels Hansen) (costumes)
Maria Stuarda (Donizetti) for PACT (Director Neels Hansen) (costumes) (Costumes nominated for Nederburg Opera Prize)
Le Nozze Di Figaro (Mozart) for PACT (Director Francois Swart) (costumes)
Lohengrin (Wagner) for SACPAC (Director Michael Rennison) (costumes)
Don Carlos (Verdi) for PACT (Director Neels Hansen) (costumes) (Costumes nominated for Nederburg Opera Prize)
Carmen (Bizet) for PACT (Director George Kok) (costumes & decor)
Idomeneo (Mozart) for PACT (Director George Kok) (costumes)
Lucia Di Lammermoor (Donizetti) for PACT (costumes)
Ariadne auf Naxos (Richard Strauss) for Greek National Opera, Theatre Olympia, Athens (Director George Kok) (costumes & decor)
Madama Butterfly (Puccini) for Black Tie Opera Company (Director Neels Hansen) (supplementary costumes and new décor)

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Operetta, Drama and Musicals

Der Czarevitch for PACT (Director 1st production Garth Annets, 2nd production Francois Swart) (costumes)
Der Vogelhendler for PACT (Director George Kok) (costumes)
The Great Waltz for SACPAC (Director David Matheson) (costumes)
The Student Prince for PACT (Director Neels Hansen) (costumes)
Brigadoon for PACT (Director Francois Swart) (costumes)
Hair for the Johannesburg Civic Theater (Director Janice Honeyman) (costumes)
West Side Story for PACT (Director, worldwide rights-holder/director Alan Johnson) (costumes)
A Tale of Two Cities for Johannesburg Civic Theater (Director Janice Honeyman) (costumes)
Sinbad's African Adventures for PACT (Director Janice Honeyman) (costumes)
A Christmas Carol for PACT Playwork (Children's theater) (Director Alwyn Swart) (costumes)
Cat on a Hot Tin Roof for PACT (Director Bobby Heaney) (costumes)
The Wizard of Oz for the State Theater Pretoria (Director Philip Godowa) (costumes)
African Footprint for Richard Loring Productions and Gold Reef City (costumes)
Goodbye Yellow Brick Road for Richard Loring Productions (costumes)
Feeling Groovy for Richard Loring Productions (costumes)
The Best of Girl Talk for Richard Loring Productions and Gold Reef City (costumes)

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Theme and Variations (Balanchine) for PACT (costumes)
Ballet Imperial (Balanchine) for PACT (costumes & decor)
Rubies (Balanchine) for PACT (décor)
The Sleeping Beauty (after Petipa) for PACT (costumes)
Cinderella (Ashton version) for PACT (costumes)
Afternoon of a Fawn (Gardner, African version) for PACT (costumes)
A Christmas Dream (Gardner) for PACT (costumes)
Spring Waters Showpiece Pas de Deux for PACT (costumes)
Who Cares (Balanchine) for PACT (costumes)
Aria for PACT (costumes)
Spartacus (Veronica Paeper) for PACT (costumes)
Paquita (Based on Petipa) for PACT (costumes & decor)
Le spectre de la Rose (after Nijinsky) (costumes)

Contemporary Dance

Numerous Productions (approximately 40 works ) for PACT, Pretoria Technikon Dance Department and Free Flight Dance Company including the following:
Total Eclipse (Nataniel) (costumes & decor)
Dance for Me (Josef Coetzee) (costumes & decor) Family (Shapiro and Smith US choreographers) (costumes)
Arena (Bebe Miller US choreographer) (costumes)
A Brush with Colour (Susan Abrahms) (costumes & decor)
Me and You (Christopher Kindo) (costumes & decor)
Bolero (Christopher Kindo ) (costumes & decor)

Also coordination and production management of costumes and décor for internationally familiar repertoire pieces such as Schlaager, DreamTime, Entre Dos Aguas and Death and the Maiden (These works are sold as complete productions including the designs from the original source.)

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Coordinated costumes and was assistant costume designer (designer Neels Hansen) for South African Airways 25th anniversary. This was the biggest production ever undertaken in South Africa at the time, staged in a Boeing 747 hangar, requiring approximately 800 costumes.

Designed and/or coordinated numerous productions for product launches and promotions, including productions for Standard Bank of SA, Cameo Stockings and Highveld Racing Authority.

Designed costumes for Carte Noir "Fantasy Chessboard" ad produced by Velocity Films for a French client. (Velocity is a major South African TV Commercial production company, winners of over 100 South African and International awards for TV and film ads. They consistently rank in the top 10 in the Palme D'Or at Cannes). The Carte Noir ad won an award at the Cannes International Advertising Film Festival. (Director Keith Rose, Art Director, Diane Woods)




Supportive graphic design for theater productions, including artwork for programs and posters.

Numerous logos and artwork for letterheads, business cards and Internet (email) advertising.

Fashion Illustration for client presentations for corporate clothing companies.

Illustration (traditional and electronic media) for Christmas cards.

Medical Illustration for Professor Stan Brighton (retired, former Professor of Rheumatology at Pretoria University), for monographs on sports injuries.

Web Sites:


African Footprint
Avista Events
Mondial Teknology


Old web sites from 1997-8:
South Africa Travel (Pretoria)
HCI Technologies (Virginia)
Acroprint (North Carolina)
FastForward Companies (North Carolina)
Mondial Teknology (Maryland)


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Member of Advisory Panel for Pretoria Technikon Textile Department. (1994 - 1998)

Member of Judging Panel at Pretoria Technikon Final Year Fashion Student's Shows (1994 1995)

Member of Judging Panel for South African Design Institute Young Designers Competition (1995)



Many works featured in PACT's 25th anniversary Gala Exhibition. Work displayed costume designs for, and costumes from, landmark productions in PACT's history.

Joint exhibitions with Lorna Haupt (ceramics) and Andrew Botha (costume and décor designs) at Beuster Skolimovsky Gallery, Pretoria. Work displayed costume designs

Joint exhibition with Heidi Riss (leather garments) at Beuster Skolimovsky Gallery. Work displayed fantasy garments


Recent History  
Works Designed