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Two Thirds Sky
Lisa Spackman

Artistic Director

Lisa has developed a substantial profile in dance performance and production. In her early career she performed with acclaimed Bock and Vincenzi, Crush (Sue Cox) and Ersatz Dance. In 1999 she worked for two years with VTOL as Education Co-Pilot alongside Lucy Moelwyn-Hughes, and in an outreach capacity for Bedlam (Yael Flexer) alongside Jamie Watton. From 2004-6 Lisa contributed to the Essential Alston programme at The Place, delivering repertory nationally, including at Saddler's Wells and the Lowry, Manchester.

She graduated with MA Choreography from Middlesex University 2003,where she explored working with video and live performance. She was assistant choreographer for Mark Murphy's Creekside Spillout (2004), a site-specific event to celebrate the year opening of the Laban building.

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In theatre, she was movement director for 'Out of Joint's' production of Sliding with Suzanne for The Royal Court. Lisa has also directed and authored regularly features on dance for BBC Education and Radio 3, which continue to be broadcast internationally.

For nearly two decades Lisa directed Bedfordshire Youth Dance Company, which developed a reputation for being a springboard for dancers now working in the industry. The new incarnation of the youth company 'Dance2' is a highly successful dimension of the professional company Two Thirds Sky. In a consultative capacity Lisa has authored dance resources for Youth Dance England including Primary and CPD modules.

Lisa was privileged to be involved in Rosemary Lee's "Common Dance" project (2009) at Greenwich Dance Agency. From 2004-2011, Lisa worked as a Senior Lecturer in Dance at the University of Bedfordshire and was Course Leader for the inter-disciplinary Performing Arts degree. She also developed and authored the MA Community Dance Leadership. From 2011-2014 was a Lecturer on the BA Dance program at the University of Northampton where she was part of a team highlighted as "rising stars" in the Guardian University Guide in 2013.

In 2005 Lisa founded Two Thirds Sky as a vehicle to develop her own choreographic practice. The company is now resident at the 500 seat Castle, Wellingborough developing the venue as a "hub for dance" in the county.


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