Lucy GuerinArtistic Director
Born in Adelaide, Australia, Lucy Guerin graduated from the Centre for Performing Arts in 1982 before joining the companies of Russell Dumas (Dance Exchange) and Nanette Hassall (Danceworks). She moved to New York in 1989 for seven years where she danced with Tere O’Connor Dance, the Bebe Miller Company and Sara Rudner, and began to produce her first choreographic works. She returned to Australia in 1996 and worked as an independent artist, creating new dance works including Two Lies (1996) Robbery Waitress on Bail (1997), Heavy (1999) and The Ends of Things (2000). In 2002 she established Lucy Guerin Inc in Melbourne to support the development, creation and touring of new works with a focus on challenging and extending the concepts and practice of contemporary dance. Recent works include Structure and Sadness (2006), Corridor (2008), Untrained (2009), Human Interest Story (2010), Conversation Piece (2012), Weather (2012), Motion Picture (2015), The Dark Chorus (2016) and Split (2017).
Guerin has toured her work extensively in Europe, Asia and North America as well as to most of Australia’s major festivals and venues. She has been commissioned by Chunky Move, Dance Works Rotterdam, Ricochet (UK ), Mikhail Baryshnikov’s White Oak Dance Project (USA), Lyon Opera Ballet (France) among many others. In 2015 Lucy co-directed a new production of Macbeth, alongside Carrie Cracknell at the Young Vic, London. In 2016 she choreographed new work, Tomorrow, for London dance company Rambert.
Her awards include the Sidney Myer Performing Arts Award , a New York Dance and Performance Award (a ‘Bessie’), numerous Green Room Awards, a Helpmann Award and two Australian Dance Awards (Structure & Sadness 2008, Motion Picture 2016). In 2016 she was awarded the Australia Council Award for Outstanding Contribution to Dance.Email:Lucy@LucyGuerinInc.com
Annette VieusseuxExecutive Producer
Annette is the Executive Producer of Lucy Guerin Inc. She manages the financial and strategic aspects of the organisation, including fundraising growth and stakeholder relationships. For LGI she has overseen three international co-commissions, as well as multiple tours to countries including Belgium, Canada, Czech Republic, England, France, Germany, Greece, Ireland, Scotland and the United States. Annette is committed to supporting innovative and challenging artistic practices, political advocacy for the Arts, and skills and resource sharing endeavours. She is currently on the Board of Theatre Network Australia, a Green Room Award panelist for the Contemporary and Experimental panel, and is an active member international arts networks such as IETM and ISPA. She regularly consults as a peer assessor, and is a member of the Media and Entertainment and Arts Alliance (MEAA).
Annette’s career in arts management and cultural leadership began in 2005 when she was Festival Director of Sydney Mardi Gras. Since then she has undertaken communication or producing roles for companies including Malthouse Theatre, Arena Theatre Company, Next Wave Festival, Emerging Writers’ Festival and National Theatre London. Annette has been mentored through the Australia Council for the Arts’ Emerging Leaders Development Program. As a dramaturg, she documented and published theatre rehearsal processes for Arts Council England, National Theatre London, Ontological-Hysteric Theatre (New York) and Northern Stage (UK). Annette attained first-class degrees in MA Literature (Theatre Studies) from University of Newcastle upon Tyne, where she also taught Dramaturgy, and BA Hons (Performance Studies/Art History and Theory) from University of Sydney.Email:Annette@LucyGuerinInc.com Phone:+61 (0)3 9329 4213
Tegan NashActing Company Manager
Born in Townsville, North Queensland, Tegan Nash graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Dance from the Queensland University of Technology in 2007. Tegan is an experienced arts administrator, project manager and independent artist. Having worked in the dance and visual arts sector throughout Queensland over the past 5 years, Tegan has developed and implemented a number of successful arts programs, events and tours, gaining vast creative, organisational, and arts management experience in the creative sector.
Tegan was employed as the Cultural Enrichment Coordinator with Dancenorth (Townsville) where she assisted in the production of a range of programs for the company including the Regional Workshop Tour, Artist in Residence in the Tropics (A.R.T) Program and several community dance projects. As the Education and Public Programs Officer for peak regional galleries, Perc Tucker Regional Gallery and Pinnacles Gallery (Townsville) Tegan produced many successful arts events and programs for artists and the community including the educational component of Strand Ephemera 2013 and the Theatre and Galleries Program Launch 2015.
As an artist, Tegan was awarded the Dance Award at the North Queensland Arts Awards (2015) for her original work Sinew. Tegan has made a career of teaching dance throughout Queensland, facilitating a number of workshops for youth and the wider community. Since relocating to Melbourne in early 2017, Tegan has worked with students from The Space Performing Arts School to develop PERMEATE a contemporary dance work for Halfway to Somewhere; the schools mid year student showcase.Email:email@example.com Phone:+61 (0)3 9329 4213
Claire Bradley DukeCompany Manager - currently on Maternity Leave
Claire Bradley Duke is an emerging producer and experienced arts manager working successfully in the dance sector in both Australia and the UK for the past eight years. Claire has been the Company Manager for Lucy Guerin Inc since January 2014. She successfully manages the day to day running of the organisation, including coordination of all studio programs and activities and overseeing the marketing and communications for the Company. She has overseen four premiere seasons of Lucy Guerin Inc works as Assistant Producer (Motion Picture, The Dark Chorus, Attractor and Split) and has produced three editions of LGI’s annual commissioned program Pieces for Small Spaces (2014, 2015, 2016).
Claire started her arts management career in her home country of the UK working for the Council for Dance Education and Training delivering dance events and programs across London. Since arriving in Australia, Claire has worked in producing and communication/marketing roles for the Australian Ballet, Ausdance Victoria, and Kath Papas Productions. Claire produced numerous projects for Ausdance Victoria, including First Friday Dance Club, Dance Massive Open Studios, Dance Your Heart Out, and I Could Have Danced All Night (White Night 2013). She was Assistant Producer for the National Dance Forum 2013 and in 2013 produced a tour of Tony Yap, Yumi Umiumare and Matthew Gingold’s work Zero Zero to Bogota, Colombia for Kath Papas Productions. Claire holds a BA Hons International Degree in Fine Art from the University of Leeds (UK) with a year of international study at Arizona State University (USA). Claire is also a fully qualified RYS 200hr vinyasa flow yoga teacher.Email:Claire@LucyGuerinInc.com Phone:+61 (0)3 9329 4213
Alexandra Macalister-BillsAdministrative Assistant
Alexandra Macalister-Bills is an arts manager and emerging playwright currently based in Melbourne. She is the Education and Programs Manager for Arena Theatre Company, having worked with Arena since 2012. Her work has been read at the Emerging Writers Festival (Melbourne), National Young Writers Festival (Newcastle), Courthouse Arts (Geelong) and produced as part of Australian Theatre for Young People’s show The One Sure Thing. In 2014 she was awarded a RE RossTrust Script Development Award for her play Pieces. She is a graduate of the ATYP’s Fresh Ink Mentoring Program and National Studio for emerging playwrights. She was the General Manager of literary organisation Going Down Swinging from 2014 –2015, having originally joined the team as an intern in 2012.
Prue LangResident Director 2017
After studying at the VCA Melbourne, Prue joined Meryl Tankard’s Australian Dance Theatre. In 1996 she moved to France working for the Choreographic National Centre in Angers, Compagnie Cre-Ange in Paris, as well as creating her own independent projects in Paris. In 1999 she began an important collaboration with William Forsythe as a leading soloist and choreographer of the Frankfurt Ballet and The Forsythe Company. She created five original works for the company, some of which also toured independently. She is also known as an exponent of Forsythe’s improvisation technologies and researcher with Motion Bank project.
Since 2005 she has been working as an independent choreographer presenting her work in international festivals, theatres and museums throughout the world including Theatre National de Chaillot Paris, Rencontres choregraphiques internationales de Seine-Saint-Denis Paris, Festival temps d’images Paris, Festival faits d’hiver Paris, Tanzplatform Deutschland, HAU 3 Berlin, Mousonturm Frankfurt, Tanzhaus NRW Düsseldorf, Context Festival Hebbel-am-ufer Berlin, TATE Modern London, Adelaide International Arts festival, Chunky Move Australia and Dance Massive Australia. She has been commissioned by the Frankfurt Ballet, MD Kollektiv Koln, TATE Modern, Leigh Warren & Dancers and the VCA.
She has been voted Most Outstanding Dancer, Most Innovative Production and Most Outstanding Choreographer by Europe’s Balletanz’s Annual Critics’ Survey, awarded in Hybrid Art by the Prix Ars Electronica, and won Green Room awards for Design, Original Choreography and Best Ensemble in Australia.
In 2014 she moved back to Melbourne to continue her work in Australia. She began the PLANT research lab from which to transmit, develop and create her work in Melbourne. In 2017 she will present a new Australian work for Dance Massive and a new German work for the MDKollektiv in Cologne.Email:Admin@lucyguerininc.com