Short Biography

Kimie Nakano – Set and Costume Designer

Kimie Nakano studied literature at Musashino University in Tokyo, theatre costume at Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Arts et Techniques du Théâtre in Paris and a theatre design MA at Wimbledon College of Art in London.

set and costume design for dance including M-Dao (English National Ballet ):Yabin Wang. Carmen (The Lithuanian National Opera and Ballet Theatre ) The Little Prince ( Les Grands Ballets Canadiens de Montréal ), The 3 dancers ( Rambert Dance Company , Introdans) 360˚ ( Luzerner Theater ) : Didy Veldman. The Shape of sound : Kenneth Tindall , The Kingdom of Back : Morgann Runacre- Temple, Mamela …: Mlindi Kulashe ( Northern Ballet ) Adam Zero / Die Vier Jahreszeiten (Stadttheater Bremerhaven ) : Sergei Vanaev.

set design for The Little Mermaid(Northern Ballet ) :David Nixon OBE. 
Costume design for dance including FALL (Royal Ballet of Flanders), Qutb ( Sadler’s Wells / Introdans ) :Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui, Alfhild Agrells Arv ( Norrdans ), for Akram Khan Company, Vertical Road , DUST (English National Ballet), iTMOi , Torobaka, Gnosis, Kaash, The Rashomon Effect ( Sadler’s Wells ), technê  (Sylvie Guillem for Life in Progress), XENOS, Outwitting the Devil. 

other choreographers including Aditi Mangaldas ,Miguel Altunaga, Carlos Acosta, , José Agudo, Megumi Nakamura , Peter Svenzon, Mari Carraco, Megumi Eda, Alesandra Seutin , Dam Van Huynh, and companies including Royal Danish Ballet, Grand Theatre Geneve,  Companhia Nacional de Bailado, Norrdans, Theatre Dortmund , The Moscow State Stanislavsky and Nemirovich-Danchenko Music Theatre..


credits costume design include The Return of Ulysses director John Fulljames ( Royal Opera ), Turandot director Daniel Kramer  ( Grand Thèâtre de GenèveSet and Costume Design Tristan und Isolde director  Carmen Jakobi (Longborough Festival Opera ), Dream Hunter ( Wilton’s Music Hall), Tokaido Road opera by Nicola LeFanu, director Caroline Clegg . 

Theatre credites include Yabu no Naka, modern noh/kyogen play director Mansai Nomura. Pas, Pas moi, va et vien, Beckett Festival (Theatre National Populaire),The Lady from the Sea ( Kilden teater ) director Amlalie Nillsen , 2 Graves (Arts Theatre), La Nuit du Train de la Voie Lacteé director Oriza Hirata.

Costume design Rough Girls ( Lyric Theatre ) director Kimberkey Skykes Costume Design for the commemoration of the 20th anniversary Kwibuka ceremony in Rwanda ( 2014 )

Film credits include costumes for Basho (2008) and Macbeth (2018). Her work has been exhibited, including at the 2015 Prague Quadrennial and the V&A.