Lucy McDermott

Lucy McDermott L.C.B.A-C.I.C.B (Cecchetti Ballet Australia), Certificate IV Dance Teaching and Management.


Lucy has trained in many facets of dance since the age of four at Joanne O'Kelly School of Dance. During that time she completed all Cecchetti exams up 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 “Top Class” and as the opening act in the “Top Acts” performance in 2010.

In 2011 Lucy was awarded a scholarship to train at the Victorian College of The Arts and in the same year travelled to USA to attend a summer intensive at the Anaheim Ballet Company. Lucy continued to further her skills completing Cecchetti teacher examinations Associate to Licentiate and Cert IV in Dance Teaching and Management.

Lucy is passionate about teaching students to reach their full potential while instilling the important JOKSOD values that she learnt through her training.

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