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Lucy Balfour

Lucy Balfour


Lucy Balfour delivers consistently dynamic and spirited performances. Classically trained, Lucy graduated from the International Ballet Academy in Christchurch in 2002 and joined Royal New Zealand Ballet in 2003.

Her role as Lady Capulet in Romeo & Juliet 2008 was described as “riveting and “spine-tingling”. Her role as lead gypsy in Don Quixote in 2008 was labelled “deliciously irreverent”. In the 2010 From Here to There season, Lucy performed lead roles in A Song in the Dark and A Million Kisses to My Skin; reviewer Sheryl Robinson said, “[Lucy] sets the tone of the work with her extension and graceful athleticism.”

Most recently, Lucy performed the role of Lady Florine, the cat, alongside Shannon Dawson in The Meridian Season of The Sleeping Beauty. The National Business Review described the pair’s comic genius as “adding whimsical humour to the dance, providing a delightful sense of narrative.”

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