Lucy is an Independent Dance Artist BA (HONS) & PG dip Cert, Registered Dance Movement Psychotherapist (MA, RDMP) and Clinical Supervisor (SAP Cert) who specialises in contemporary release technique, improvisation and somatic practices.
After undergraduate and post-graduate training at Trinity Laban, where she studied Theatre Studies and Community Dance in Education, Lucy worked in Community Dance Practice, where she has developed her practice for 20 years.
In 2011, Lucy’s extensive work in Dance and Education was personally recognised by King Charles III, where further funding was awarded by The Princes Trust to continue educational projects in schools. This relationship later initiated a pilot project in Children’s hospices, a now thriving programme within DanceEast’s health and wellbeing programme. This work ran parallel to movement sessions in Children’s Hospital Wards for all ages, individually and in groups. The work supported creativity in the wards for young children accessing inpatient care both short and long stay.
Across the years, Lucy’s dedicated research and development into creative arts practice in NHS settings, spurred artist training and mentoring across child oncology, Children’s Hospital Wards, and older adults including those with varying stages of Dementia and or Alzeimers disease. Lucy worked extensively across Suffolk and Essex, developing dance programmes for older adults, where she was later recognised by Ipswich County Council in their contributions to the community awards.
Lucy nurtured developing interest from Ipswich residents expressing curiosity around Dance for Parkinson’s. Lucy’s legacy project, before stepping down from the role as Community Dance Artist, secured the now thriving Dance for Parkinson’s – English National Ballet partnership with DanceEast.
Lucy has taught for Trinity Laban, E15 Acting School, Royal Opera House, Royal Academy of Dance, The Dance Network Association, DanceEast and DanceEast CAT and the University of Suffolk. Alongside this, she grew and nurtured the successful Suffolk Youth Dance Company, with alumni working in the arts sector. She devises and facilitates independent practice across Essex, Cambridge, Suffolk and Norfolk. She works full time in the NHS as a Psychodynamic Dance Movement Psychotherapist and Clinical Supervisor, in addition to being a Contemporary Technique Tutor within the CAT programme.
Lucy continues to work in educational and community settings, facilitating movement improvisation, contemporary technique, choreological studies and dance for film.