I can't remember a period of my life that I didn't make dresses or costumes. From an early age the passion for costumes led me to the theatre, inside this magical world full of tutus, historical costumes and incredible stories. I grow up inside the theatre as a professional dancer for ten years, then as an opera singer and from 2015 as a costume designer. But in my life, in every production that I did as an artist, I always thought about the costumes and I worked to do some beautiful and expressive things.
PASSION, ELEGANCE, DETAILS LOVER...............
Ester Martin was born in Barcelona.
She comes from a family with a big tradition in tailoring. From an early age, she was immersed by her mother and grandmother in this art.
At the age of 17, she received a degree in classical ballet. After that, she studied at Pompeu Fabra University in Barcelona and obtained the Degree in Industrial Design Engineering with the highest qualifications in this field.
Ester studied Fashion Design and Patterns at IDEP Barcelona and then was selected to complete her training in the exclusive Accademia Teatro alla Scala in the course “Sarti dello Spettacolo”, collaborating during her training with the Teatro alla Scala and Scuola di Ballo Accademia Teatro alla Scala.
During the course she was called by l’Opéra National de Paris to do in internship at Atelier Flou – Palais Garnier participating more specially in the productions of Raymonda and Mayerling. After this experience, she got proposed by Palais Garnier teams to work again at the creation of the Mayerling costumes. Eager to learn; Ester also learnt hand embroidery at Ecole Lesage in Paris.
She appeared as a costume designer at National Theatre of Korea – Sejong Center for the Performing Arts (South Korea) in CARMEN (Bizet) with the stage director Antoniu Zamfir.
Ester then started what became a long term collaboration with the Tbilisi Opera and Ballet State Theatre: She first designed the costumes, accessories and jewelry for LA TRAVIATA (Verdi), in occasion of the opening 166th season under the direction of Laurent Gerber.
After the big success of this production, she was engaged again to design costumes and accessories for CAVALLERIA RUSTICANA (Mascagni) with the stage director Victor Garcia Sierra, and costumes, accessories, weapons and jewelry for SIMON BOCCANEGRA (Verdi) with the stage director and TV presenter Alfonso Signorini and the scenes of the historical production of Teatro Carlo Felice di Genova.
Ester started the year 2019 designing costumes, accessories and jewelry for WERTHER (Massenet) with the stage director Joseph Franconi Lee to follow up the collaboration.
In April, she then designed costumes, accessories and jewelry for TOSCA (Puccini) with the stage director Giancarlo Del Monaco in co-production with Festival Puccini Torre del Lago.