For over a decade, audiences have been entertained and titillated by the evocative and sensual work of Company XIV, founded by director-choreographer Austin McCormick.
Combining classical dance, live music, opera, burlesque, and more, each new piece—ranging from adaptations of The Nutcracker to Snow White—requires costumes that can morph from glam to seedy and back.
Costume designer Zane Pihlstrom breaks down some of the dance company's most memorable costumes in the gallery below.
And be sure to check out the company's XIVariété, an evening of striptease, magic, song, and dance featuring a rotating cast of acclaimed guest artists, before it ends February 24!
A Look at the Costumes of Company XIV