Lucy Marinkovich trained at the New Zealand School of Dance, before joining Footnote Dance Company as a full time member for three and a half years. She has since worked as a freelancer performing throughout Aotearoa and internationally, appearing as a Guest Artist with Malia Johnston’s Movement of the Human as well as for the New Zealand Dance Company. Lucy also performs for her own company, the Borderline Arts Ensemble.
Lucy Marinkovich works as contemporary dance choreographer, with choreographic credits for professional companies, freelance projects, and secondary and tertiary students. Lucy has created multiple works on Footnote New Zealand Dance Company, for contemporary students at the New Zealand School of Dance, is the choreographer for her performing arts company Borderline Arts Ensemble, and most recently created a new work for the New Zealand Dance Company.
Lucy Marinkovich works as a dance tutor, across both contemporary and ballet disciplines. Her work as a dance tutor includes teaching ballet and contemporary technique, improvisation, composition, choreographic devices, creative movement classes, conditioning for dancers, and learning repertoire.
Lucy is the Dance Educator for the Royal New Zealand Ballet, travelling throughout Aotearoa facilitating dance workshops and teaching dance to students from 5 - 19 years of age. Lucy was formerly an adjunct contemporary tutor for the New Zealand School of Dance, and Deirdre Tarrant Dance Studios.
Lucy has taught internationally, as an independent teacher and festivals. Lucy taught choreographic workshops and technique masterclasses at Croatia’s Dance and Non-Verbal Theatre Festival in Svetvinčenat, at Malaysia’s Penang Dance Day Festival, and at the 2016 South East Asian Choreolab.
From 2010 to mid-2013, Lucy Marinkovich was a full time company member of Footnote New Zealand Dance Company. Lucy toured and performed throughout New Zealand with Footnote, and overseas to Shanghai, Hong Kong, Berlin, Frankfurt, Antwerp and London. During this time she danced in works by Michael Parameter, Malia Johnston, Sarah Foster-Sproull, Claire O’Neill, Kristian Larsen, Kate MacIntosh/ Jo Randerson, Lisa Densem, Lyne Pringle, Sarah Knox, Juila Milsom and Victoria Columbus.
During her time with Footnote Lucy taught at primary, intermediate and secondary schools throughout Aotearoa, and created her first professional choreography on the company. Lucy has since choreographed and directed four works on Footnote.
Lucy Marinkovich occasionally does modelling that incorporates her physicality and performance skills from being a dancer. She has had numerous collaborations with Richard Taylor’s Weta Workshop, posing as a model for sculpture.
Lucy also performed with the World of Wearable Arts for years, including their tour to the Hong Kong Arts Festival and mini-shows around New Zealand. Lucy has also modelled for Wellington’s Circa Theatre and the Wellington Woman Magazine.
Lucy Marinkovich has assisted other New Zealand choreographers in facilitating their own choreographic projects. These include Tiki Taane Mahuta, a large-scale, nationally touring theatre work for Taki Rua Productions, and Malia Jonhston’s The Art of Colour for the opening of the Te Auaha campus in Wellington.
Lucy also worked as a Rehearsal Assistant, alongside Rehearsal Director Lyne Pringle, for the 2015 New Zealand Festival’s Le Grand Continental. Choreographed by Montreal-based Sylvain Emard, the 50 minute work was performed by 140 amateur dancers from Wellington on the opening night of the Festival, filling the Civic Square with dance, light and music.
Lucy Marinkovich works as a performing artist across disciplines, collaborating with film and theatre makers. Lucy had a 2 second film role in Taika Waititi’s mockumentray horror comedy film What We Do in the Shadows, and this remains her only film role to date.
Lucy has worked as a Movement Director on multiple projects with filmmaker Jeremy Brick, including commercials and the music video for Ils Winter.