Born in Adelaide, Australia, Lucy Guerin graduated from the Centre for Performing Arts in 1982 before joining the companies of Russell Dumas (Dance Exchange) and Nanette Hassall (Danceworks). She moved to New York in 1989 for seven years, where she danced with Tere O’Connor Dance, the Bebe Miller Company and Sara Rudner, and began to produce her first choreographic works.
She returned to Australia in 1996 and worked as an independent artist, creating new dance works including Two Lies, Robbery Waitress on Bail, Heavy and The Ends of Things. Her work received an award that year at the prestigious international dance competition in Bagnolet, France, which led to a European tour for her company.
She founded Lucy Guerin Inc. in Melbourne in 2002. Her recent works include the amusing Untrained, Human Interest Story (about the influence of information overload on our lives), Conversation Piece where she combines actors and dancers, and Weather, which represents a return to pure movement. She has had works commissioned by Chunky Move, Dance Works Rotterdam, Ricochet (UK) and Mikhail Baryshnikov’s White Oak Dance Project (USA) among many others and has been invited to create a new work for the Lyon Opera Ballet in 2013. She has received several awards during the course of her career, including the Sidney Myer Performing Arts Award, un Bessie pour la danse (New York), plusieurs Green Room, un Helpmann et un Australian Dance Award.