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Irina Kruzhilina is a New York-based costume designer and visual dramaturg for the performing arts. Her work has been shown all over the world, from Tokyo Disney to Times Square, from 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, puppetry, and performing arts installations. She has collaborated with acclaimed directors and companies such as Doug Fitch, Lars Jan, Geoff Sobelle, Mabou Mines, David Chambers, Ruth Margraff, Else-Marie Lauvik, DNA works and SCRAP performance group. Recent productions include the under water performance installation ‘Holoscenes’ for Early Morning Opera at Times Square and Miami Art Basel, and 'Orphic Moments' at the Salzburg Landestheater. For Disney she created costumes for the nighttime spectacular 'Rivers Of Light’ at the Disney Animal Kingdom and the parade 'Dreaming Up!' for the 35th anniversary of Tokyo Disney. Ongoing projects include: Cherry Orchard (directed by Dmitry Krymov), Boney Manilli (directed by Edgar Arceneaux), Fantasticks (directed by David Levi) and Love for Three Oranges (directed by Rob Melrose). In addition to her design work Irina serves as a visual dramaturg helping directors, designers and performers to create unique visual narratives for performances. 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 at institutions, congresses and conferences throughout the world. She is a member of the Theatre Communications Group, International Theatre Institute and a Chashama resident.

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