Lucy Ireland

Lucy was born in Edinburgh and trained at the Dance School of Scotland and on the BA Modern Ballet course at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland. As a performer she has worked with a variety of companies and choreographers: Scottish Opera, David Hughes Dance, Alan Greig Dance Theatre, Errol White Company, Ashley Page, Emily-Jayne Boyle, Kally Lloyd-Jones and Katie Armstrong. As an artist, she enjoys working collaboratively and is interested in visual culture and movement as a portal into the unsaid.

Lucy is co-director of dance-theatre company Shotput, the company she founded with Jim Manganello in 2018. Based in Glasgow, the company creates dance-theatre that investigates human relationships and the darker corners of contemporary experience. Shotput's work includes, 'Ferguson and Barton' a show loosely inspired by Alfred Hitchcock's film 'Vertigo', 'The Slow Dance' a podcast in which teens talk to teens about sex made in association with the live show 'DISCOTHEQUE' and 'Totentanz', a contemporary dance of death which was awarded the #LoveDanceScotland commission in 2020.

Outside of her work as a performer and director, Lucy teaches regularly at Dance Base on both the community and professional programmes.