Pittsburgh Ballet Costumier: Janet Groom Campbell

I have worked at the Ballet for 43 years.  I design, construct and maintain costumes for the Company.  I have designed over 30 ballets that are in our repertoire.  I started here as a stitcher in 1973.  When I started there were three resident designers on staff and I was like a sponge and soaked up everything they would teach me.  I met my husband David here, who was the Production Manager at the time.  Katie and Kerri my daughters, came to work with me every day until they started kindergarten.  So needless to say it has been a real journey.  After all the years, it is very exciting to be building our own GISELLE.