Betty Kolodziej became involved with costumes many, many years ago while getting her voice/opera degree from the University of Alberta. Since then she has worked as costumes co-ordinator, builder, and/or designer for numerous theatre groups including Concrete Theatre, Concordia College University, Keyano College, Red Deer College and Beaumont High School. She was the costumer for Kompany! Dance and Edmonton Musical Theatre for over 20 years and has been the in-house costumer for Opera NUOVA for the past 15 years. Besides her costuming work she has been a member of the Edmonton Opera chorus for 28 years.