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Emma Kingsbury

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Bio

Emma Kingsbury has designed extensively for film, television, ballet, theatre and opera. Most recently Emma costume designed Blacklight starring Liam Neeson and directed by Mark Williams (Ozark). Blacklight released in February 2022. In Summer 2021, Emma designed for the HBO Max unscripted TV Series Finding Magic Mike. In 2020, Emma costume designed the Arthouse dance film Wooden Dimes for the San Francisco Ballet, choreographed and directed by Dani Rowe.

 

Emma’s film credits include The Wolverine, God’s of Egypt, Truth, El Tonto, Dreamworks/Global Creatures How to Train Your Dragon, Childhood’s End, Top of the Lake: China Girl and Legendary Entertainment’s Pacific Rim: Uprising. Emma was costume designer for various productions created by the legendary Australian Artist/ Sculptor Ken Unsworth and the Australian Dance Artists.

 

In the world of live performance, Emma designed sets and costumes The Firebird for the Texas Ballet and The Crucible for the Scottish Ballet, which won the 2019 UK Theatre Award for Dance and toured North America in 2020. Emma has also designed for a number of American ballet companies including Atlanta Ballet, Pennsylvania Ballet, Oregon Ballet, Richmond Ballet, Tulsa Ballet, Smuin Ballet and Texas Ballet Theater.

 

A frequent designer for the LA Philharmonic, Emma has designed five productions for them including artist Ragnar Kjartansson’s concept opera Bliss, Costume Designer for Atlas: An Opera in Three Parts composed by Meredith Monk and John Cage’s Europeras 1&2 at Sony Picture Studios. The latter two operas were directed by the visionary Yuval Sharon.

 

For Opera Australia in 2019, Emma designed the opera The Ghost Sonata directed by Greg Eldridge. Other operas include Salieri’s Der Rauchfangkehrer for Pinchgut Opera and Ich Habe Genug for Sydney Chamber Opera. Other work includes costume designer for Andy X: The Movie, directed by Jim Sharman, Atomic: The Musical, Sydney/ New York productions, The Baulkham Hills African Ladies Troupe touring Australia/ U.K. Emma’s theatre design includes The Tempest, Oedipus Rex, The Winter’s Tale and The House of Bernarda Alba.

 

Emma is currently designing the new fantasy feature film, Slayer, shooting on location in Queensland, Australia in 2022, produced by Paul Currie and directed by Shane Abbess. She studied at the National Institute of Dramatic Art (NIDA) in Sydney, Australia and is a proud member of the Costume Designers Guild – CDG Local 892.

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Live Performance
San Francisco Ballet - Harmony
Costume Designer
Chor. Heldi Tomasson
San Francisco Ballet - Thrills/ Contemporary Dance
Costume Designer
Chor. Dani Rowe
Tulsa Ballet - Escaping Darkness
Costume Designer
Chor. Ma Cong
Tulsa Ballet - Meaol
Costume Designer
Chor. Helen Pickett
Tulsa Ballet - Pentaptych
Costume Designer
Chor. Ma Cong
Oregon Ballet - Terra
Costume Designer
Chor. Helen Pickett
Australian Dance Artists - 7 Pieces
Costume Designer
Chor. Anca Frankenhauser
Australian Dance Artists - Soiree Sforza
Costume Designer
Chor. Anca Frankenhauser
Belvoir Theater - The African Ladies Troupe
Costune Designer
Dir. Ros Horin
Atomic - Off Broadway
Costume Designer
Dir. Damien Gray
LA Phil - Bliss Opera
Costume Designer
Dir. Ragnar Kjartansson
LA Phil - Atlas: An Opera in Three Parts
Costume Designer
Dir. Yuval Sharon
The Royal New Zealand Ballet - Cinderella
Costume and Set Designer
Chor. Loughlan Prior
Hessisches Staatsballett, Germany - exisTence
Costume and Set Designer
Chor. Marc Brew
Axis Dance Company - Roots Above Ground/ Contemporary Dance
Costume and Set Designer
Chor. Marc Brew
Texas Ballet - The Firebird
Costume and Set Designer
Chor. Ma Cong
Scottish Ballet - The Crucible
Costume and Set Designer
Chor. Helen Pickett
Richmond Ballet - Chiaroscuro
Costume and Set Designer
Chor. Ma Cong
Pennsylvania Ballet - Tilt
Costume and Set Designer
Chor. Helen Pickett
Smuin Ballet - Oasis
Costume and Set Designer
Chor. Helen Pickett
Sydney Chamber Opera - Ich Habe Genug
Costume and Set Designer
Dir. Kip Williams
Pinchgut Opera - Der Rauchganher
Costume and Set Designer
Composer: Antonio Salieri
Opera Australia - The Ghost Sonata
Costume and Set Designer
Dir. Greg Eldridge
Atlanta Ballet - Camino Real
Set Designer
Chor. Helen Pickett
Film
Blacklight (Feature)
Costume Designer
Dir. Mark Williams
Slayer (Feature)
Costume Designer
Dir. Shane Abbess
Andy X: The Movie (Feature)
Costume Designer
Dir. Jim Sharman
How to Train Your Dragon
Assistant Costume Designer
Dir. Dean DeBlois
The Wolverine (Feature)
Costume Design Assistant
Dir. James Mangold
Pacific Rim: Uprising (Feature)
Head Costume Buyer
Dir. Steven De Knight
God’s Of Egypt (Feature)
Head Costume Buyer
Dir. Alex Proyas
El Tonto (Feature)
Costumer
Dir. Charlie Day
Truth (Feature)
Extras Costumes
Dir. James Vanderbilt
Wooden Dimes Short
Costume Designer
Dir. Dani Rowe
Television
Finding Magic Mike (TV Series)
Costume Designer
Dir. Alison Faulk/ HBO Max/ Eureka (US)
Childhood’s End (TV Series)
Assistant Costume Designer
Dir. Nick Hurran/ SYFY
Brock (TV Series)
Assistant Costume Designer
Dir. Geoff Bennett/ Shine Ent.
Top of The Lake: China Girl (TV Series)
Head Costume Buyer
Dir. Jane Campion
Mary: The Making of a Princess (TV Series)
Head Costume Buyer
Dir. Kennifer Leacey/ Fremantle Media
Magical Tales (TV Series)
Art Director
Dir. Justin Schneider/ Ambience Ent.
Commercials/ Digital
Samsung - Galaxy Gear Commercial
Costume Designer
Dir. Maia Horniack/ Baz Luhrmann
Samsung - Galaxy Note 3 Commercial
Costume Designer
Dir. Maia Horniack/ Baz Luhrmann
Tribal Apes - Commercials & Music Videos
Costume Designer
Dir. Lawrence Lim
Foster’s Beer Commercial- Cheerleader
Costumer
Dir. Gary Freedman
Virgin Mobile (Stills)
Costumer
Dir. Tobias Rowles

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