Irina Kruzhilina

Irina Kruzhilina is a New York-based costume designer for the performing arts. Her work has been shown all over the world, from the Brooklyn Academy of Music to the National Theatre in Prague, and from Avery Fisher Hall to the Barbican Center in London.

Ms. Kruzhilina designed costumes for dozens of theatre, dance, opera, and puppetry performances, including with Doug Fitch, Lars Jan, Mabou Mines, David Chambers, Ruth Margraff, Else-Marie Lauvik, DNA works, and SCRAP performance group. Her work has appeared at the Philadelphia Live Arts, Spoleto Fringe and Toronto Nuit Blanche festivals. Recent productions include the under water performance Holoscenes for Early Morning Opera at Art Basel, Miami, ‘A Dancer’s Dream‘ with Giants Are Small for the New York Philharmonic, and a new nighttime spectacular at the Disney Animal Kingdom.

A native of Moscow, Russia, Ms. Kruzhilina is dedicated to connecting Western and Eastern European theatre through international collaborations. As an educator, Ms. Kruzhilina developed the “inside-out” design method that she teaches as institutions throughout the world. She is a member of the Internationa Theatre Institute and a Chashama resident.

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