Lucy Balfour

Lucy BalfourFrom: Christchurch, New Zealand

Joined Rambert: 2013

Previous companies: Principal Dancer with the Royal New Zealand Ballet

Training: International Ballet Academy, Christchurch

Rambert highlight: Being interviewed by Dr Steve Ingham, leading sports scientist, for his podcast channel ‘Supporting Champions’

Career highlights: Performing roles in Javier De Frutos’ Milagros, Jorma Elo’s Plan To A, David Dawson’s A Million Kisses To My Skin, Lady Capulet in Christopher Hampson’s Romeo and Juliet, Banderillero by Javier De Frutos, one of the lead dancers in Mark Baldwin’s The Creation, the central duet in Transfigured Night by Kim Brandstrup and the ‘Rooster girl’ in Christopher Bruce’s Rooster. A particular highlight was a performance of the Rambert Event at Phillips gallery, London.

Other info: Lucy was recently an assistant rehearsal director on Kim Brandstrup’s full length work, Life Is A Dream, and is currently on maternity leave with her first child. She is also an advocate for Dance Mamas, an organisation that provides resources and information to women in the performing arts. Lucy has choreographed short pieces for the Royal New Zealand Ballet.

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