Ayelet Birman

Costume Production
Class of 2022



Born and raised in Israel as an only child, Ayelet (ah-yell-et) has shown love for the arts from a young age. She is confident, sincere, and has a witty sense of humor.

With a BFA in Fashion Design from Bezalel Academy of Arts and Design in Jerusalem, Ayelet brings a deep understanding of textiles, garment construction, and costume history. Her experience in the fashion industry opened up opportunities to work abroad and develop strong organization, teamwork, and leadership skills. After visiting The School of Historical Dress and working at The Phantom of the Opera in London, she decided to pursue her dream of becoming a costume maker. This brought her to Carnegie Mellon’s Costume Production MFA program. Ayelet’s exposure to a variety of disciplines in different countries has molded her to be versatile, adaptable, and sharp. Her optimistic nature and never-ending curiosity make her an enthusiastic problem solver. Ayelet makes designers’ dreams come true with her observant eye, artful dexterity, and attention to detail.