Jenny Kenyon is a freelance Costume & Scenic Designer, with additional expertise in Scenic Art, Costume Crafts, Hair/Wigs & Makeup, and Drawing & Painting. She recently served as a Visiting Professor of Design for the Department of Theatre & Dance at Bucknell University, teaching Scenic Design for a year and Costume Design for another year. Previously, Jenny taught Scenic Art & Design at Penn State for 5 years. Prior to entering academia, Jenny worked as a Costume Designer in New York City. She was the Assistant Costume Coordinator for the Radio City Music Hall Christmas Spectacular, as well as designing numerous shows for theatre, opera and dance.
Her design work has been seen at the WPA Theatre, the Duplex Cabaret, the Russian Ballet Theatre of Delaware, and OperaDelaware. One of her most recent large-‐‑scale projects is the historical production "'ʹLincoln: Upon the Altar of Freedom". In addition to Bucknell & Penn State, she has taught Costume Design and/or Scenic Design at the University of Nebraska-‐‑Lincoln, University of Evansville, Manhattanville College, and the Berkeley Carroll School in NYC. She is a member of the United Scenic Artists Local #829 in the area of Costume Design.
Additionally, she has spent the last year receiving an MSc in Forensic Art at the University of Dundee, Scotland. In addition to continuing to design for theatre and dance, she also hopes to use her artistic skills to bring archeological history to life and to help find missing children. She will be interning at the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children in January 2015, and her facial reconstructions will be featured at the Trelleborgs Museum, Sweden in an exhibit about the Skateholm archaeological site, a Mesolithic cemetery and settlement.
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Costume at the Turn of the Century (1990 - 2015) - Moscow, Russia - AABSCTM - June-August 2015
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