Rebecca Ringst studied stage and costume design at the Hochschule für Bildende Künste in Dresden. Ringst's collaboration with director Calixto Bieito began in 2006, initially as a video artist and later as a set designer. In a close artistic partnership, they have collaborated for many productions across Europe, both for opera houses and theatres, including Theater Basel (Don Carlos, Aida, From the House of the Dead), Bayerische Staatsoper München (Fidelio, Boris Godunov, La Juive), English National Opera (La forza del destino, Fidelio) Den Norske Opera (Les contes d'Hoffmann), Opernhaus Zürich (Die Soldaten, The Fiery Angel, L'incoronazione di Poppea), Staatsoper Stuttgart (Der fliegende Holländer), Opéra national de Paris (Lear), Opera Ballet Vlaanderen (Aufstieg und Fall der Stadt Mahagonny, Lady Macbeth of Mzensk, Tannhäuser, Les Bienveillantes), and Theater an der Wien (Mendelssohn's Elias). Rebecca Ringst was named Designer of the Year by Opernwelt for Der Rosenkavalier with Stefan Herheim in 2010. At DNO, her set design could already be seen in Die ersten Menschen.