Images (clockwise from top): © Footnote Dance Company, © Dean Zillwood for Footnote Dance Company, © Philip Merry for Borderline Arts Ensemble, © Philip Merry for Borderline Arts Ensemble, © Dean Zillwood for Footnote Dance Company.


Lucy Marinkovich is a New Zealand based contemporary dancer, choreographer and the creative director of the Borderline Arts Ensemble. A former member of New Zealand’s esteemed Footnote New Zealand Dance Company, Lucy has been awarded Tempo Dance Festival’s “Best Emerging Artist” and “Best Female Dancer” awards, the Eileen May Norris Dance Trust Scholarship and the Creative New Zealand Tup Lang Choreographic Award. In 2017 Lucy was invited to join the Leadership Network of the Asia New Zealand Foundation. 

Lucy has performed as a Guest Artist with the New Zealand Dance Company, Malia Johnson's Movement of the Human, as well as performance appearances with the World of Wearable Arts (NZ, Hong Kong) and on special projects with NZ's renowned Weta Workshop.

Lucy has choreographic and teaching relationships with Footnote NZ Dance Company, the New Zealand Dance Company, Borderline and the New Zealand School of Dance. Her Footnote works have toured throughout Aotearoa and her independent works for Borderline have been presented at festivals, galleries, schools, inside a shipping container, and at outdoor site-responsive performance events. Internationally her choreographic and performance installation works have been presented in Spain, Singapore, Malaysia and Croatia. As a contemporary dancer Lucy has performed and undertaken research projects in Germany, Spain, Austria, Singapore, Hong Kong, China, Palestine, and Israel, as well as participating in international Choreolabs in France and Malaysia.

Lucy holds a BA in English Literature and is a volunteer knitter for the New Zealand Red Cross.