Lucy McDermott. A.C.B.A (Dip)-C.I.C.B (Cecchetti Ballet Australia), Certificate IV Dance Teaching and Management.
Lucy has trained since the age of four at Joanne O'kelly School of Dance. During that time she completed all Cecchetti exams to Advanced 2 and competed in many eisteddfods since the age of six. Some highlights include receiving runner up in the Senior Courier Classical Championship at Royal South Street, receiving runner up in the Cecchetti Gold Medal Test and being selected as a Cecchetti Scholar for numerous years. After receiving a perfect score in her VCE/VET dance, lucy received a Victorian Premiers Award and was chosen to perform in the Top Class season of 2010. From the Top Class performance, Lucy was the only VCE/VET dance student invited to perform as the opening act in the Top Acts performance held at Hamer Hall. In 2011 she was accepted and offered a scholarship to the Victorian College of the Arts where she trained for a year learning from some of the top contemporary teachers and choreographers. That year Lucy was selected to undertake 4 weeks training with the Anaheim Ballet in Los Angeles, California for their Summer Intensive Program under the instruction of Sarma and Lawrence Rosenberg (Former artists with the American Ballet Theatre). She has completed her Cecchetti Associate and Associate Diploma along with a Cert IV in Dance Teaching and Management. She is very passionate about teaching and loves that she can bring her experiences and knowledge of dance to the students at the same place she trained for many years.