Nicky is an international set and costume designer, trained at West Sussex & West Surrey Colleges of Art & Design. She works mainly in opera, but also in theatre, musical theatre and short film.
Nicky has designed productions for many leading opera companies in the UK and extensively in Europe, as-well-as in South Korea, with numerous productions either winning or nominated for opera awards. She has been a judge for the Linbury Prize, is on the committee of the Society of Britsh Theatre Designers and mentors young designers.
Notable engagements include; Madama Butterfly, Glyndebourne Festival and Tour; Semele(Garsington Opera); Dead Man Walking (Royal Danish Opera, winner Best Opera, Reumart Awards); Jenufa (Royal Swedish Opera, Danish National Opera, Scottish Opera, winner The Renee Stepham Award for Best Presentation of Touring Theatre, UK Theatre Awards); Rossi’sOrfeo (ROH at Sam Wanamaker Theatre); Don Quichotte, (winner: Audience Award and Best Production Award, Newspaper Stiftidende); La Traviata, Scottish Opera (joint winner: The Renee Stepham Award for Best Presentation of Touring Theatre); Mignon, Buxton Opera Festival (nominated: Best Opera, South Bank Sky Awards); Dancing Shadows, (musical) Opera Theatre, Seoul, South Korea (winner Best Musical).
Film/TV credits: Production & Costume designer on Assessment, a short film (winner Jury Award, Film London’s Best of Borough). The Score, BBC2 (studio set / title sequence).