Mila Sanders is a London based Set and Costume designer for performance.
Mila studied Drama at University of Wales, Aberystwyth before taking an MA in Theatre Design / Scenography at Wimbledon School of Art.
Mila loves getting her teeth into a good script, whether a piece of new writing, Shakespeare or a neglected gem. She enjoys trawling through texts for clues and researching visual imagery and unusual historical detail. She has earned a reputation for conjuring up something from nothing and creating witty, intelligent designs.
Mila’s broad range of experience includes tours of various sizes and locations, puppetry, musicals, site specific work, dance, outdoor theatre, new writing, and Shakespeare. She has also worked with young people and community groups, leading workshops and devising new work.
She has worked with a variety of theatre companies including the Almeida, National Theatre, Hull Truck, Tara Arts , Little Angel and Young Vic and enjoys regular collaborations with Carl Heap, Asif Khan, Russell Bender and Mike Bradwell.
Mila was a lead artist with All Change Arts on Dispensing Wisdom and Transforming Buildings, two arts heritage projects working with young people in Islington to create performances and artworks based on the history of Manor Gardens Health Centre and the Hornsey Road Baths. She also worked with young parents group Inspire and poet Paul Lyalls to produce Twinkle Twinkle Little Bus a picture book of nursery rhymes and stories.
Mila regularly works with students at East 15 Acting School and has designed for RADA and RCSSD.
Her work was exhibited as part of the SBTD Make Believe exhibition in Nottingham 2015.