Lucy began her training at the Northern School of Contemporary Dance in Leeds in 2008. After completing the one-year foundation diploma in dance performance, she continued her training at the Scottish School of Contemporary Dance based in Dundee graduating in 2012. Whilst studying in Scotland, Lucy worked with choreographers Jack Webb, Tom Pritchard and Thomas Small (shaper/caper), and performed at the Edinburgh and Brighton Fringe Festivals (2011) with Various Dance Artists (VD/A) (The problem of the Other). Lucy also collaborated with Dundee filmmakers Lindsey Brown and Dylan Drummond to present a short film (Playtime in the Dark) at Jump Cut Dance Film Festival.

Since graduating Lucy moved back to South Yorkshire where she is originally from, and has been working professionally as a dance artist and choreographer. As a performer Lucy has worked with a number of choreographers/companies including Gary Clarke, Lisa May Thomas, Gerry Turvey, Sonia Sabri (Manasamitra), Fertile Ground, Hype Dance Company, Balbir Singh Dance Company, Spiltmilk Dance and The Dance Network Sheffield. Performance experience includes site-specific work such as garden allotments, street corners, pubs, scratch nights, platforms and local festivals together with larger scale events such as touring theatre work and national festivals.

Lucy creates live performance work as a solo artist and also works collaboratively on a number of projects with others, both in dance and other art forms including theatre, sound design and film. Lucy embeds herself within the artistic community in Sheffield and South Yorkshire. She is a resident artist at the creative hub Theatre Delicatessen; is a core member of the Dance Network Sheffield collective working with other dance artists within the city; has links with both the University of Sheffield and Sheffield Hallam University through collaborations with academics and also performing at a number of city events including the University of Sheffield’s Festival of the Mind.

This collaborative practice extends to the community where Lucy has a strong interest in participant led projects, as well as teaching classes, choreographing on groups, and leading workshops to a variety of ages, abilities and levels. Teaching work has taken Lucy around the UK as well as to Rajasthan, North East India.

(c) Alice Hendy