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An Evening with Jenny Leigh Du Puis

03mar6:00 pmAn Evening with Jenny Leigh Du Puis6:00 pm


march 3, 2022 6:00pm

Event Details

As part of MoFA’s Spring circus celebration, Trust & Transformation at the Circus: 75 Years of Flying High, we are proud to host the acclaimed costume designer Jenny Leigh Du Puis for a special evening focusing on her amazing work and research.

Jenny Leigh Du Puis is a Ph.D. Candidate in Apparel Design at Cornell University. She combines an extensive professional career as a circus and theatrical costume designer and technician with formal training in functional apparel design. Her research centers on the safety and function of attire worn for the extreme physical performance of circus arts. She uses mixed methods and design research practices to explore the history of circus costumes, investigating the clothing designed and worn for today’s circus performances, and developing ways to improve training clothes for the circus artists of tomorrow.

Jenny Leigh’s designs have been worn by performers with Cirque Us, Circus Smirkus, Circus Couture, Circus Culture, Circus Juventas, and Cirque du Soleil’s KÀ, as well as the Las Vegas productions of Monty Python’s Spamalot and Rock of Ages, and the 2007 touring production of Hairspray! The Musical. She has designed costumes and accessories for many philanthropic organizations and events, most recently including hundreds of fabric N95 mask covers for Cure 4 the Kids in Las Vegas and an ICU in Houston.

Please join us on Thursday, March 3rd at 6:00 PM EST. The talk will take place in Room 249, located to the right of the Museum’s interior entrance. This event is free and open to the public, and registration is not required. Please reach out to program coordinator Annie Booth at with any questions.