Q&A with interim support and programmes officer, Lucy Glover
We are delighted to Welcome Lucy Glover to DCD as Interim Support and Programmes Officer. Tell us about yourself and your background in dance? Where did you train? What drew you to the profession? I started dancing at the age of six, at the Madelaine Kelly School of Dancing where I took Ballet, Tap and […]
9th October 2020
We are delighted to Welcome Lucy Glover to DCD as Interim Support and Programmes Officer.
Tell us about yourself and your background in dance? Where did you train? What drew you to the profession?
I started dancing at the age of six, at the Madelaine Kelly School of Dancing where I took Ballet, Tap and Modern ISTD/RAD dance classes. I also convinced my teacher to offer GCSE and A level Dance so that I could take it. This is how I was introduced to Contemporary dance which is where I really found myself, my passion and my home. I became a member of SHIFT youth dance company at The Place. I was then lucky enough to be accepted on to the BA Dance Theatre course at Trinity Laban. I remember telling myself if I hadn’t been able to do a vocational dance degree I would have gone into conservation work, so this really did change the course of my life..
Where have you worked prior to joining DCD? What did you learn and enjoy in your recent roles?
Once I graduated I had an opportunity to work at Dance UK (now One Dance UK) It was here in the role of Administrator that I learned about myself that I enjoyed so much more supporting artists and the dance ecology than being in the competitive audition room. I was never going to be the best dancer, but I could be the best person to help others achieve their goals.
I have had a really varied career working for all genres of dance and some non-dance companies including IdeasTap, Big Dance 2014, Boy Blue, Second Hand Dance. I built a portfolio career working across events and project management sometimes freelance and sometimes not. I am incredibly humbled to have worked for two of my all-time favourite dance companies – Michael Clark Company and Studio Wayne McGregor.
What are you looking forward to in your new role at DCD?
And now I’m super excited to be working with the DCD team! What I’ll most be looking forward to in this role is using my skills in a totally different way. Working in a support driven environment again. It’s a special experience to be a part of dancers journey and at such a unique time in our lives it really feels like important work.
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