New Partnership Director appointed

Lucy Dusgate has been appointed the new Partnership Director of Leeds Dance Partnership. Previous Partnership Director Shirley Lundstram has moved on to become Head of Programme – Heritage at Cause4 – we wish her all the best in her new ventures.

Lucy is an experienced cultural producer delivering diverse and strategic programmes of art, including in her most recent role as Art Programmer / Producer at The Lowry. She has extensive experience in developing cultural policy, consortium partnerships, fundraising, embedded learning, co-commissions and large audience engagement across culture and public realm locations.

A headshot image of Lucy Dusgate. Lucy has short blonde hair and is smiling at the camera.
Lucy Dusgate

Lucy creates programmes that range from the intimate to the monumental, across public, private and education sector multi-partnerships, delivering to audiences, professionals and participants.

Her past work has included two commissions with Phoenix Dance Theatre for NVA’s Speed of Light and Honour, two Motionhouse outdoor performances, as well as work with individual artists including Darren Pritchard, Dickson Mbi and Mac Daniel Palima.

Lucy said: ‘I’m delighted to be leading the Leeds Dance Partnership as we continue to build the city into one of the two national centres of excellence for dance. The support and talent of the partnership enables us to acknowledge our achievements to date and develop a future that is ambitious and encompassing for all.’

Mark Skipper DL, Chair of Leeds Dance Partnership, said: ‘I am delighted that Lucy has joined Leeds Dance Partnership to carry on the excellent work that Shirley Lundstram has delivered over the last three and a half years. Lucy brings to us a vast range of experience as a Creative Producer with lots of international connections and I look forward to seeing how the Partnership develops under her leadership in the coming years.’