Nicky trained as a fashion textile designer. She works mostly as a costume designer in Theatre and Opera and occasionally as a set designer. Winner of the Gold award for Best Costume Design, Prague Quadrenale 2003 for A Midsummer Night's Dream for the Royal Shakespeare Company. She is a Visiting Professor at University of the Arts London (UAL)
Theatre credits: Public Enemy , Hamlet, Government Inspector, Vernon God Little, Annie Get Your Gun, The Good Soul of Szechuan, Six Characters in Search of an Author (Young Vic London), King Lear (Liverpool Playhouse, Young Vic), In Basildon (Royal Court Theatre), The Tempest, A Midsummer Night's Dream (RSC), The Seagull, A Little Night Music, Mother Clapp's Molly House, Tales from the Vienna Woods set and costumes (National Theatre),Billy Elliot the Musical (worldwide), Jumpers (National Theatre, West End, Broadway), Powerbook (National Theatre, Paris, Rome),By the Bog of Cats (West End), Camille set and costumes (Lyric Hammersmith), Proverb (Royal Ballet), A Midsummer Night's Dream, La Lupa (RSC).
Opera and dance credits: Wind in the Willows (Duchess Theatre in 2013- Olivier nomination Best Costume Design, also at Vaudeville Theatre in 2014), Anna Nicole (Brooklyn Academy of Music), Il Trittico, Anna Nicole,The Gambler, Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk, (Royal Opera House), Queen of Spades (Royal Opera House, Naples, Geneva), La Fanciulla Del West, Rodelinda, The Magic Flute,Cavalleria rusticana /Pagliacci, Don Giovanni, Turk In Italy, Boris Godunov, Pelleas and Melisande, Peter Grimes (English National Opera), Die Zauberflote (Netherlandse Opera, Festival D'Aix-En-Provence), Rusalka (Copenhagen, Finland), The Fiery Angel (La Monnaie, Brussels), Pelleas et Melisande (Munich),The Rape of Lucretia, Der Rosenkavalier, Gianni Schicchi, The Miserly Knight, Flight, Don Giovanni (Glyndebourne),La Traviata, Hansel and Gretel (set and costumes), Of Thee I Sing, Pelleas and Melisande, Don Carlos, Wozzeck (Opera North), War and Peace (Paris), Midsummer Marriage (Munich).
Film: Institute Benjamenta Dir. Brothers Quay.
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Costume at the Turn of the Century (1990 - 2015) - Moscow, Russia - AABSCTM - June-August 2015
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