Lydia grew in up Harrogate, and began dancing from the age of 6, but didn’t have knowledge of contemporary dance until A-Level. Her education continued at Edge Hill University after deferring her place for a year after a broken ankle injury, to then achieving a First-Class (Hons) degree in Dance. Alongside her studies she achieved various awards, including the Excellence Scholarship, Lisa Ratcliffe Study Prize for the highest dissertation mark in The Faculty of Arts and Sciences, and Best Female Dancer at the University of Liverpool Dance Competition.

Lydia’s love for unique, raw, and passionate choreography and performance, was projected throughout her time at university as she performed her work at the Arts for the Wellbeing of All: New Horizons in Research conference and various open days.

Throughout her training she has had the opportunity to perform with several companies, including Company Chameleon ‘The Shadow’, Chameleon Youth Dance Company Seniors for several events across Manchester, LUDUS Dance Company, at lightuplancaster, U.Dance Regionals and the Now Northwich Festival. Lydia also participated in the Wigan Borough Dance Festival as a Young Producer.

Outside of the studio Lydia enjoys creating coffee art, bouldering, the gym, yoga and occasionally The Sims.

Photo credit: Josh Hawkins

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