About Reid Bartelme and Harriet Jung
New York, NY
Reid Bartelme and Harriet Jung (CBA ’17) founded Reid & Harriet Design in the Fall of 2011. Prior to meeting at the Fashion Institute of Technology, Bartelme spent 10 years working as a dancer, and Jung studied visual arts and completed a degree in Molecular and Cell Biology at UC Berkeley. Collaboratively, they have designed costumes for Justin Peck, Pam Tanowitz, Kyle Abraham, Pontus Lidberg, and Trey Mcintyre, among others. They have costumed dozens of productions for companies including American Ballet Theater, New York City Ballet, Hubbard Street Dance Chicago, the Malpaso Dance Company, Pacific Northwest Ballet, Miami City Ballet, and the Pennsylvania Ballet. Along with Justin Peck, they are featured in the documentary Ballet 422.
A New Way In: Reconceiving Ballet through Design
The impetus for the creation of a new dance work most often comes from a choreographer. In an effort to illuminate a less common approach to dance creation, Bartelme and Jung took on the role of project directors to re-imagine The Nutcracker. The project allowed them to expand upon their role as costume designers and tackle the development of concept, story, and design of a holiday classic.