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2022 BFA Design for Performance Ruby Jenkins
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Ruby Jenkins

About Ruby

Ruby Jenkins is a multidisciplinary designer working across Adelaide and Sydney. Her practice is founded in a rigorous and sensitive collaborative process. Her designs bring together deep research and understanding with a witty, playful theatricality.

Credits at NIDA include her role as Costume Designer for the musical Falsettos (Directed by David Berthold) as part of NIDA’s 2022 June Production season and her role as set and costume designer on Seven Days of Silence for NIDA’s Festival of Emerging Artists (Directed by Nicholas Bradshaw). Ruby has also undertaken screen industry placements on The Twelve and Furiosa, and a live performance industry placement with Patch Theatre in Adelaide.

During her time at NIDA Ruby has particularly relished her time on projects like her Triple J Unearthed Music Video Say It To My Face (directed by Chinmaya Madan), and short film Kelly (Directed by Kathleen Kershaw). In a Co – Developer and Production Design role on both these projects she was able to contribute to telling unique stories about the female experience and present them in an authentic yet still dynamic and playful way. Ruby looks forward to continuing to create opportunities like these in her future.

NIDA Productions

Set and Costume Designer
Seven Days of Silence

Production Designer / Co-creator
Say It to My Face by Gloomie (Triple J Unearthed Music Video)

Co-Production Designer / Co-Developer
Kelly Short Film

Costume Designer

Design Assistant
Next To Normal

Costume Design Assistant


Set Decoration Department Assistant

Design Assistant
Home, Patch Theatres

Art Department Assistant
The Twelve