Costume Designer

Mirei Kato

I admire the aesthetics and movement language of Susanna Leinonen Company. I’m both honored and inspired to get to work with Susanna. I’m excited to design for a piece, where the costumes, the body and the movement are equally central in creating to final piece of art.”  – Mirei Kato

Costume Designer Mirei Kato graduated as Bachelor of Arts from Aalto University’s Department of Film, Television and Scenography in the Spring of 2020. She has previously studied textile design in Kyoto. Kato has also graduated as seamstress in 2016, with specialization in theatre costumes.

Mirei has previously design and executed costumes for Helsinki Kellariteatteri and she has interned in Helsinki City Theatre, Svenska Teatern and Friedrichstadt-Palast Berlin. Kato has also worked in multiple productions in TV, theatre and cinema.

In her artistic processes, Mirei is especially fascinated by vulnerability and organicity, as well as exploring forms, textures and details.