Candida K. Nichols

Resident Artist

Candida K. Nichols is a freelance costume designer, photographer and aspiring children’s book author, based in New York City. She holds an MFA in Theatrical Design from The University of Texas at Austin and is a recipient of the Roy Crane Award for Outstanding Creative Achievement in the Performing Arts.
Candida has worked in dance, theater, film, and opera. Her recent credits include work with the Perseverance Theater, the National Asian American Theater Company, Gotham Chamber Opera, Tuacahn, Handcart Ensemble, the Nerve Tank, and Williams College. She has worked with choreographers such as Terry Creech, Sydney Skybetter and Ofelia Loret de Mola. Candida was the Associate Costume Designer over International Costumes (over 800) for “Light of the World”, a cultural event held during the 2002 Winter Olympics. In the spring of 2007 she presented her first photographic exhibit at the Cohen New Works Festival, By the Hand of Mother, about women and children based on texts of dramatic literature and opera. Candida has been a guest artist at Brigham Young University and NYU’s Playwrights Horizons.

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