I'm Anneke Henderson and this is my personal website! I am the Head of Wardrobe for the Fountain School of Performing Arts at Dalhousie University, and I teach in the Costume Studies program.
My main areas of focus are on the art of men's tailoring, costume in performance, and costume technology. After receiving my undergraduate degree from Dalhousie University, I relocated to Toronto where I acquired design education at Ryerson University and George Brown University. I produced and retailed original designs under the Anneke Jans label, owning and operating successful businesses in Toronto and Halifax.
In 2005 I received my MFA in Textiles from NSCAD University in Halifax and was Assistant Professor in the Textile Department before joining the Department of Theatre at Dalhousie in 2008. My career includes over 30 years of experience and expertise in the clothing arts. I have been teaching in the area of clothing and textile since 1998, including conceptual design, technical and applied techniques, textile manipulation, design theory, costume history, contemporary and historical tailoring, and costume in performance.