Jennifer Irwin APDG


Award-winning Australian costume designer Jennifer Irwin works across opera, drama, film and in particular dance & ballet.

Her commissions include over 90 ballets as well as some of the largest scale spectacular productions ever staged in Australia; including the Opening and Closing Ceremonies for the Sydney 2000 Olympic Games, the Official Ceremony marking the Centenary of Australian Federation 2001 and Francesca Zambello’s West Side Story staged on Sydney Harbour.

In 2004, Jennifer designed the costumes for the International Box office sensation ‘Dirty Dancing’ the musical, breaking all pre box office pre sales of any show ever staged in the history of London’s West End still playing to packed houses.

Jennifer’s costume design for the feature film ‘SPEAR’ was nominated for an AACTA award in 2017. She was recognized for her contribution to Dance at the Australian Dance Awards ‘Service to Dance’ in 2015.

Her work has been staged live in over 90 countries, over 350 cities and venues, including the Lincoln Centre NYC, City Centre NYC, Brooklyn Academy of Music NYC, The Kennedy Centre Washington, The Royal Opera House, Covent Garden London, Command performances at the Royal Palace Madrid and many at the Sydney Opera House.

Jennifer was awarded ‘Outstanding Contribution to Australian Design’ at the 2023 Australian Production Design Guild Awards and ‘Service to Dance’ at the Australian Dance Awards. Her work has been recognized by many Helpmann, Green Room & AACTA Awards and nominations.