Lucy Bayliss, DanceEast

Lucy Bayliss (She/ Her) has been working in the arts sector for the last 20 years, across dance participation, programming, and training, and is passionate about arts engagement and access for people across life stages and abilities. 

Lucy Bayliss

Lucy leads the Creative Team at DanceEast, which programmes, commissions and delivers the offer at the Jerwood DanceHouse in Ipswich and across the East of England.

A particular focus for DanceEast over the past ten years has been growing a regular audience base, with a consistent commitment to dance for children, young people and families. This includes as lead on MOKO Dance, and partner on Little Big Dance and STREAMDance, The Place Playground Dances project as well as a series of high-profile commissions, including Akram Khan’s Chotto Desh and Chotto Xenos, Arthur Pita’s The Little Match Girl, and Protein Dance’s The Little Prince.

As DanceEast’s lead on project and partnership development, Lucy works across the cultural sector and in voluntary roles as Trust Governor for Chantry Academy,  Industry Champion for Nesta’s Policy and Evidence Centre, and a Board Member of Locus, the parent company for the Business Improvement District in Ipswich. Lucy joined the Clore Fellowship as the 2019/20 Dance Fellow, supported by the Linbury Trust and the Clore Duffield Foundation. Lucy is also DanceEast’s lead for new technology, developing work with Augmented and Mixed Reality, Volumetric Capture and 5G connectivity. 


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Little Big Dance Festival & Symposium

Two Japanese performers, a man and a woman, in white sleeveless tops fold paper in an origami style. One is knelt down and placing their paper on a long white mat while the male performer stands up behind her. An audience of children and mothers are watching on. They are in a dark room with the stage area lit.

Little Big Dance Festival & Symposium

A two-day conference featuring performances of Little Big Dance commissions, new sharings, panel discussions and more

Monday 19 - Tuesday 20 February 2024
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Little Big Dance Festival & Symposium