CV/Bio

Darcy is an Australian, freelance contemporary dance artist, choreographer and Ashtanga Yoga Teacher, based in London. She graduated from the Victorian College of the Arts in 2013. She has since performed in works choreographed by Xavier Le Roy,  Alexandra Pirici, Simone Forti, Becky Hilton, and Sarah Rudner, among others. 

She has performed/choreographed for Index Gallery, Raven Row, The Venice Biennale, Berlin Arts Week, Kenwood House, PORCH Extended, Pieces for Small Spaces, TripSpace, Sketch Gallery and Strawberry Fields Festival. In 2016 Darcy was funded the Australia Council’s ArtStart Grant. In 2018 Darcy was a guest lecturer at The University of Winchester for Play and Creativity week.

EDUCATION
2015 200hr Ashtanga Yoga Teacher Training Certificate, Ashtanga Yoga Mysore
2011-2013 Bachelor of Dance, The Victorian College of the Arts
2005-2010 Victorian Certificate of Education, Williamstown High School
1999-2011 West Pointe Ballet Academy

CHOREOGRAPHY
2019
Choreographed for Birkenstock x Universal Works campaign
Choreographed PUBLIC BODY (the ballet), V&A Friday Late, Victoria and Albert Museum
Movement direction for Ssense x Off-White “Workout Capsule” campaign
Performance coach for Little King, Vault Festival
Assistant choreographer to Holly Blakey for the research and development of ‘Cowpuncher My Ass’
2018
Choreographed music video ‘You’re Not Alone Anymore’ for Piet Row
Choreographed music video ‘Loyal’ for Jasmine Thompson
Choreographed the opera UBU, V&A Museum, directed by Chloée Maugile, Peter Price and Kalvin Rimpler Dinh
Rehearsal director for ’Some Greater Class’ by Holly Blakey, for Time Out 50
Choreographed advert for Elvie
Choreographed ‘If It Feels Good (Then It Must Be)’ for Leon Bridges
Choreographer music video ‘Menta’ for Marcoss
Choreographed music video ‘Something In Common’ for Anushqa
Assistant choreographer to Holly Blakey for ‘In Everything Is: Choreography’ for Boiler Room
Assistant choreographer/rehearsal director for Holly Blakey at PEOPLE, Berlin in collaboration with Awir Leon and Naeem Juwan
Choreographed advert for Vanarama
Assistant choreographer for ‘Cowpuncher’ by Holly Blakey and Mica Levi,  Queen Elizabeth Hall, The Southbank Centre
Choreographed music video ‘She Is The Sum’ for Poppy Ajudha
Choreographed and performed in ’Transformation (in progress)’ by Nichola Farnan and Safiyya Lea
Choreographed music video ‘Dirt’ for Emma Blackery
2017
Assistant to Holly Blakey for H&M Spring 2018 Collection advert
Choreographed music video ‘Deadcrush’ for Alt-J
Choreographed music video 'Shotgun’ for George Ezra
Choreographed music video ‘Bonnie' for Anteros
Choreographed music video ‘Spaces’ for Peakes
Assistant choreographer for ‘Some Greater Class’ by Holly Blakey, Southbank Center, Latitude Festival, The Lowry and Riley Theatre
‘States’ an ongoing collaboration between designer Nichola Farnan, musician Thom Sonny Green, choreographer Darcy Wallace and producer Safiyya Lea
Choreographic assistant to Holly Blakey for new work ‘ABIDE’ for Convergence Festival
Commissioned to make a short film for designer Nichola Farnan’s 2017 jewellery collection
Choreographed music video 'Hello Hello’ for Fickle Friends,
Choreographed music video ‘You Don’t Know Me’ for Jax Jones
Choreographed music video 'I Got You’ for Seramic
2016
Assistant to Holly Blakey for 'Some Greater Class’ The Michelberger Festival, Funkhaus Berlin
Assistant to Director Holly Blakey for collaborative film between Mabel and The Tate London
2015
Choreographed and performed a duet with UK musician Joe Newman, at Kunstquartier Bethanien, Berlin, as part of Ponderosa Porch extended 2015
2014
Created and performed as part of an installation work with Sura Hertzberg at Ponderosa, Germany
2013
Choreographed and performed in a durational installation for Strawberry Fields Music and Arts Festival
2012
Choreographed 'Twenty' performed by myself, my mother, grandmother and great grandmother for Student Works, Victorian College of the Arts

PERFORMANCE
2019
Performed in Carousel by Pablo Bronstein, OGR, Turin
Performed in Carousel de Crystal by Pablo Bronstein, Sala della Musica del Complesso dell’Ospedaletto, Venice
Performed in PUBLIC BODY (the ballet), V&A Friday Late, Victoria and Albert Museum
2018
Performed in ‘12 days of performance’ for Nowness
Performed in ‘Interactive Abstract Bodies’ by Josiah McElhney, Space Shifters Exhibition, Hayward Gallery
Performed in Liminal, Southbank Centre, for Sigur Rós singer Jónsi, Alex Somers and Paul Corley 
Performed in Velvet Fools ‘Meadow of Archives’ by Stefan Jovanovic
2017
Performed in 'Tarot Oracle Dance' for Stefan Jovanovic & Eleanor Bauer
Collaborating with and performing for Phoebe Davies & Nandi Bhebhe with Lucy Orta’s ‘Modular Architecture (1996)’ Raven Row
Research and development with Theo Clinkard for new work 'This Bright Field’
2016
Performed for choreographer Holly Blakey in collaboration with Stargaze and Polica, The Michelberger Festival, Funkhaus Berlin
Performed in Fernando Rubio’s work ‘Everything By My Side’ at Latitude Festival and LIFT Festival
Choreographed and performed in music video ‘40 Beers’ for Thom Sonny Green
Secondment at Lucy Guerin Inc for the development of ‘Strange Attractor’
2015
Performed in ‘Temporary Title 2015’ by Xavier Le Roy and Scarlet Yu at Carriageworks
Performed in ‘Fluids’ a reinvention of Allan Kaprow’s ‘Happening Fluids’ (1967) for Alexandra Pirici at Potsdamer Platz for Berlin Arts Week 2015
Performed in Simone Forti’s Dance Constructions: ’Slant Board’ ‘Huddle’ and ‘Scramble’ at Index, The Swedish Contemporary Art Foundation, Stockholm
Performed in ‘Title In Process’ and an excerpt of ‘Low Pieces’ by Xavier Le Roy in the Venice Biennale 2015
Performed in ‘THANKSBODYDANCE’ choreographed by Leah Marojevic, performed at MBP, Tripspace
2014
Performed an improvised solo with UK band Portico Quartet at St John at Hackney, as part of St John Sessions, which was broadcast live on Boiler room London
Performed with Alice Heyward at Sketch Gallery London, as part of the Life Drawing Series
Performed a showing of ‘Mamootot’ by Ohad Naharin at Moving East London (permission and guidance of Chisato Ohno)
Choreographed and performed in film clip ‘Free of Fear’ for Melbourne pop band Client Liaison
2013
Collaborated and performed in Becky Hilton’s ‘GROUPNESS’ for Lucy Guerin’s Pieces for Small Spaces 2013
Performed ‘Busby Beyonce’ at the Melbourne Exhibition Centre for QANTAS Choreographed and performed in film clip ‘That’s Desire’ for Melbourne pop band Client Liaison
2012
Performed Sarah Rudner’s work ‘Inside/Out’ at the Linden Centre for Contemporary Arts (under the guidance and permission of Linda Sastradipradja)

WORKSHOPS
2018
Deborah Hay
Rosemary Lee
2017
Nandi Bhebhe & Phoebe Davies
2016
Mark Lorimer
Lucy Guerin & Dance North
2015
Xavier Le Roy & Scarlet Yu
Simone Forti
Thomas Hauert
Eleanor Bauer
Laura Alvarez
Miguel Gutierrez
Rosas Repertoire workshop of Drumming, Impulstanz
Maarten Spangberg
PAF London
Hagit Yakira
Candoco Dance Company
2014
Theo Clinkard
Ponderosa’s P.O.R.C.H 1 month Training Module
Gaga with Chisato Ohno (Batsheva Dance Ensemble)
Hofesh Shechter Workshop with Bruno Guillore (Hofesh Shecter Company)
Tasdance’s ‘Exposure’ programme with Kia-Lea Nadine Williams (Australian Dance Theatre)
2013
Tanya Liedke Workshop with Christina Chan (Sydney Dance Company) and Amelia McQueen
Dance North
Counter Technique Workshop
Hofesh Shecter Workshop
2012
Prue Lang
Frances Rings
International Summer Intensive at McDonald College, Sydney working with artists Darcey Bussell and Steve Rooks 

PERFORMANCE HISTORY
2013
Performed in 'Blue Monday' choreographed by Cassie Woodward,  Student Works, Victorian College of the Arts
Performed in 'Impermanence' choreographed by Frances Rings, Graduation Season, Victorian College of the Arts
Performed in 'Small Details' choreographed by Sandra Parker, Dancescape, Victorian College of the Arts
Performed in 'Stain' choreographed by Benjamin Hancock for Special Study, Victorian College of the Arts & showing for Yellow Wheel Youth Company, Lucy Guerin Studios
Performed in 'Past/Present' by Frances Rings, Dancescape, Victorian College of the Arts
2012
Performed in 'Mass Ornament' choreographed by Phoebe Robinson, End of Year Season, Victorian College of the Arts
2011
Performed in 'Orbit' choreographed by Tracey Mitchell, End of year season, Victorian College of the Arts