CREATIVE DIRECTOR CHOREOGRAPHER
Lucy works as a Creative, Director and Choreographer for;
Immersive Theatrical Experiences, Stage Productions, Operas,
Films and Music experiences.
She also frequently runs workshops for communities and professionals.
Since 2013 she has led Choreography, Performance or Creative Direction on seventeen Secret Cinema productions including;
Stranger Things with Netflix, Blade Runner, Baz Luhrmann's Moulin Rouge,
The Handmaiden by Park Chan-wook, Dirty Dancing,
Stanley Kubrick's Dr Strangelove, Saturday Night Fever,
and Back to the Future, which sold out to over 100,000 people.
Most recently Lucy has appeared in Edgar Wright's
psychological horror Last Night in Soho
and Richard Stanley's cult horror movie The Colour Out of Space alongside Nicolas Cage.
Lucy has been invited to perform at immersive events all over the world; including New York, Istanbul, New Delhi and LA.
As a dancer Lucy has performed in over nine productions at Royal Opera House ;
including Macbeth (Dir: Philipa Lloyd), Eugene Onegin (Dir: Kasper Holten), Swan Lake,
and Robert Le Diable (Dir: Laurent Pelly).
The Royal Opera House also invited her to tour in Japan.
Lucy has also worked on a National tour with
Opera North's 'Dido & Aeneas' (Dir:Aletta Collins).
Lucy is co-creative director of The People Pile alongside Lauren Bridle.
Founded in 2010, The People Pile have since worked with over 60 collaborators, organisations and venues throughout the UK and internationally, specialising in immersive dance experiences.
Lucy choreographed The Donkey Show: An immersive musical adaptation of Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream.
Lucy has been responsible for casting fifteen Secret Cinema productions
and has been very active in creating and providing opportunities for artists throughout the immersive, event and festival world.
Lucy has a keen eye for nurturing and supporting talent and generating opportunities throughout the industry.
'It's the creativity and organisation of the event that allows it to be such an overwhelming success.
The Secret Cinema team are experts at what they do'.- Broadway world
'Lucy Ridley's choreography is wickedly fun and energetic'- London Boxoffice
'Its slickly done, from Lucy Ridley's smooth choreography'- The Stage
'Lucy Ridley's choreography is slick and sexy, delighting the audiences and drawing them in'- Londonloveculture
'choreographer Lucy Ridley ensuring that they perform in thrilling unison'- Review Hub
'It wasn't just me who felt the power of The People Pile...the experience was what was most intoxicating'.
- The Swelle Life
'Lucy's choreography shows a distinctive energy'
- Marita Philips, Author, Royal Opera House
'Kudos to Lucy for her fine choreography in Secret Cinema's presentation of Back to the Future'.
- Bob Gale, Creator of Back to the Future
'Funny, articulate and an engaging highlight to the evening....
the movement was weird and wonderful... hilarious antics on stage... genius!'
-Adam Towndrow Creative Director C12