Hot Talent Watch | Lucy Doherty
by Nikita Liddell
Lucy Doherty has had a BIG YEAR! Not only has she travelled around Australia teaching and holding workshops at events like The Australian Dance Festival and Victorian Dance Festival, she has somehow found time to complete Marko Panzic’s ‘Show Business’ Course (which she says was very much outside of her comfort zone) AND auditioned and was accepted into The Dream Dance Company’s third season being choreographed by the incredible Sarah Boulter.
DanceLife managed to catch up with Lucy to have a chat…
Q: What has your journey been so far in dance?
“ I did full-time dance at a really small school on the Sunshine Coast, there were only 5 people in my year! … then I did contracts for Disney and Universal Studios in Japan and Hong Kong… After that I moved to New York and did some more training at Broadway Dance Centre!
“I moved to Melbourne and worked for about 3 years with Paul Malek… I got into more contemporary dance there; I danced in a lot of his shows and assisted him for a while before I moved to Sydney. I created my own show in 2015 and toured that, and now I’m just teaching a lot and dancing!”
Q: Are you a bathroom singer?
“No…But I like to sing in the kitchen!”
Q: Do you have a ‘go-to’ song?
“I have a whole playlist of songs that I just like to sing to… like Ellie Goulding, Birdie, Sarah McLaughlin.”
Q: What’s the one thing, people would be surprised to know about you?
“I really love Musical Theatre and I really want to get into that… That’s my next goal!”
Q: If you had to describe yourself in 3 words, what would they be?
“Creative. Passionate. Vulnerable.”
Q: What’s in store for you in 2017?
“I’ll be dancing with The Dream Dance Company, choreographed by Sarah Boulter which I’m really excited about. We’re touring to quite a few places so it will be taking up a bit of the year… Rob (my partner) and I are l planning to do a bit of travel and teaching. We hope to get overseas next year and teach in Singapore and hopefully continue travelling around Australia.”
BIO | Lucy Doherty