Before settling down in New York, Kama Royz lived and worked in Sydney, Melbourne, Warsaw, Poznan, Boston and LA. She holds a master’s degree in costume design from the Australian Film and Television School. Her love affair with the magic of theater began when her grandmother, a dance teacher, took her to see a performance of the ballet Coppelia.
Royz became a dancer. Connected to a vibrant local regional theater, she then regularly sneaked in without a ticket, and secretly watched plays after rehearsals. Soon she realized that her passion for stage can be married to her love for fashion. She learned to sew and became a part of the costume shop at The Huntington Theater in Boston. She has been designing costumes for film and stage ever since. One of her recent projects, the Michael Almereyda directed biopic Experimenter, premiered at The Sundance Film Festival in January.