Lucy Guerin is a Melbourne based choreographer and Artistic Director of Lucy Guerin Inc, a contemporary dance company founded in 2002. It supports the development, creation and touring of new works with a focus on challenging and extending the concepts and practice of movement and dance.
Born in Adelaide, Australia, 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.
Guerin has toured her work extensively in Europe, Asia and North America as well as to most of Australia’s major festivals and venues. Her work is presented regularly in Paris at Théâtre de la Ville. She has been commissioned by Chunky Move, Dance Works Rotterdam (Netherlands), Mikhail Baryshnikov’s White Oak Dance Project (USA), Lyon Opera Ballet (France), Skånes Dansteater (Sweden) and Rambert (UK) among many others. Her awards include the Sidney Myer Performing Arts Award, a New York Dance and Performance Award (a ‘Bessie’) and several Green Room Awards, Helpmann Awards and Australian Dance Awards. In 2016, Guerin received the Australia Council Award for Dance