Lauren Tucker

Lauren Tucker is a choreographer based in the North West and formed Tuckshop Dance Theatre in 2016. Lauren is currently a Class of 2020 artist at The Lowry, engaging with Dance Consortia North West’s mentoring scheme and recently completed a CASE Fellowship with Cheshire Dance and Curious Minds.

Tuckshop Dance Theatre are active members of Cheshire and Wirral Local Cultural Education Partnerships. In 2019, Lauren completed a successful research and development project into dance and digital technology to create Neverland, a piece animating libraries and youth-friendly spaces in order to creatively share youth voices, and young people’s digital identity. The project was delivered in partnership with Liverpool John Moores Unirsity, LIPA, Action Transport Theatre, Creative Youth Development Wirral, Cheshire West and Chester Libraries and Storyhouse. This work was supported by Arts Council England, Cheshire Dance and Wired Arial Theatre. The work was tested in five venues with live audiences, and digital content was shared online.

In 2019, Lauren choreographed a piece of outdoor work commissioned by Chester Zoo, The Hamilton Projects and Cheshire Dance to reach young people and family audiences. From 2015- 2020 Lauren worked as dance development artist at Cheshire Dance and continues to deliver regular participation programmes in the North, most recently #YESTOYOUTH a youth- led festival for Now Northwich 2019.

Lauren’s choreographed solo work has been shown at seven northern venues, commissioned by Edge Hill University and supported by MDI/ Moving Dance Forward /The Garrick Trust/Northern Dancers with mentorship from Gary Clarke, who actively champions her work. She has created works with Homegrown Dance Theatre and The Pointe Youth Dance Company for U Dance. Recently Lauren has performed with Sole Rebel Tap and in Lisi Perry’s Equilibrium for LEAP 2019, Company Carpi’s The Mirror Of Love, with Stealing Sheep at Manchester International Festival, in Kate Jackson’s Witness, and as an Afroplay artist supported by Ithalia Forel and OneDanceUK.

Lauren graduated in 2009 and began working with Lizzy Ryder supported by MDI’s Resi-dance bursary programme. Their work was performed in theatres and outdoor performance festivals across the UK. From 2012- 2015 Lauren continued training through 12 Degrees North Dance Company and worked with established choreographers Gary Clarke, Alesandra Seutin, Antonia Grove, James Wilton and Filip Van Huffell. In 2015, Lauren worked with Lisi Perry for Moving Dance Forward.