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.
Recent works include Split (2017), The Dark Chorus (2016), Attractor (2017) and Motion Picture. Guerin has toured her work extensively in Europe, Asia and North America as well as to most of Australia’s major festivals and venues. Lucy Guerin has had works commissioned by Chunky Move, Dance Works Rotterdam, Ricochet (UK), Mikhail Baryshnikov’s White Oak Dance Project (USA) and Lyon Opera Ballet (France) among many others. Her many awards include the Sidney Myer Performing Arts Award, a New York Dance and Performance Award (a ‘Bessie’), several Green Room Awards, three Helpmann Awards and three Australian Dance Awards. In 2018 Lucy received the Shirley McKechnie, Green Room Award for Choreography.Email:Lucy@LucyGuerinInc.com
Michaela ConventryActing Executive Producer
Michaela Coventry has been working for the past 20 years in a variety of roles, which have seen her, grow into a creative and dynamic figure in the arts community.
Michaela is currently the Director of Sage Arts. She was the Executive Producer of Speak Percussion from 2015 to 2018, prior to which she was the General Manager of Megafun. From 2006 to 2012 Michaela was the Executive Producer of the world renowned contemporary dance company Lucy Guerin Inc.
Other career highlights include being the Manager of Marrugeku and Stalker, the Project Coordinator of Performance Space in Sydney; as well as working with artists and companies including Genevieve Lacey, Stephanie Lake, MESS, Musica Viva, Lee Serle, Julie-Anne Long and Wendy Houston, Gail Priest, PACT Theatre, The Song Company, Zen Zen Zo, Urban Theatre Projects and Brink. She holds a BA Hons from Flinders University in South Australia.
Michaela currently sits on the Room to Create Advisory Panel for- City of Yarra; the M.E.S.S Advisory Panel and on the board of New Music Network. She is a regular panelist and peer assessor for the Australia Council for the Arts, Creative Victoria and City of Yarra.Email:firstname.lastname@example.org Phone:0393294213
Annette VieusseuxExecutive Producer - currently on Maternity Leave
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 the Chair of peak body Theatre Network Australia, and an active member of 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. 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. Annette was part of the 2015 Australia Council for the Arts’ Emerging Leaders Development Program, and will be part of their 2018 Mentoring Program.Email:Annette@LucyGuerinInc.com Phone:+61 (0)3 9329 4213
Tegan NashActing Company Manager
Tegan is an experienced arts administrator and manager, emerging producer and independent artist. Having worked in the dance and visual arts sector throughout Queensland and Victoria over the past 6 years, Tegan has developed and produced a number of successful arts programs, events and tours, gaining vast creative, organisational, and arts management experience.
Tegan has developed her professional career as the Cultural Enrichment Coordinator with Dancenorth (Townsville) assisting with the production of a range of artist development programs and several community dance projects; and as the Education and Public Programs Officer for peak regional galleries, Perc Tucker Regional Gallery and Pinnacles Gallery (Townsville). She has also produced many successful arts events and programs for artists and communities including the Sculptural Festival, Strand Ephemera (2013). Tegan started with Lucy Guerin Inc in 2017 and has been managing the day to day running of the company including the coordination of all studio programs and activities and overseeing all marketing and communications. She was the co-producer of LGI’s 2017 annual commissioned season of Pieces for Small Spaces.
As an artist, Tegan was awarded the Dance Award at the North Queensland Arts Awards (2015) and 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 creating a contemporary dance work PERMEATE. Tegan graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Dance from the Queensland University of Technology in 2007 and is a current Emerging Cultural Leader mentee at the Footscray Community Arts Centre.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.
Mariaa RandallResident Director 2018
Mariaa Randall is a Bundjalung/ Yaegl woman from the North Coast of NSW who resides on the land of the Djadjawurrung. She is a graduate of NAISDA Dance College with a Diploma in Dance and more recently a Graduate Research Certificate in Indigenous Arts Management, Graduate Diploma in Performance Creation and a Master in Animateuring (by Research) at the Victorian College of the Arts and Music (VCAM) in Melbourne. Mariaa’s work Divercity premiered at Artshouse during Dance Massive 2017. And was present six weeks later at the first ever Yirramboi First Nations Festival in Melbourne. She has since gone on to create a performance installation, Everything is Blak and White I’m afraid, using art as a tool for protest. This being developed and presented as part of her Artists In Residency at Arts House. The end of 2017 saw Mariaa co-curate Pieces for Small Spaces with Lucy Guerin and Prue Lang. She also created a Technique/Footwork for this program. Mariaa continues to teach, dance and make movement with others as an independent artist.Email:Admin@lucyguerininc.com