MSAC Individual Artist Award (IAA)2017
Sandra Lacy holds a B.A. in Psychology, is as Associate of the Royal Academy of Dancing in London and a certified Gyrokinesis teacher. In August 2017, she will pursue her interest in somatics by beginning the certification program in the Feldenkrais Method. She has performed with the Maryland Ballet, Impetus Dance Dance Company, Path Dance Company, Phoenix Repertory Dance, James Hansen's Assemblage Dance Company, Lonaine Chapman The Company, ClancyWorks and Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane and Company. Her extensive performance background also includes a 14 year partnership touring nationally and internationally with Mary Williford-Shade in Lacy & Shade Solo Duet Dance Works. Lacy is part of the dance faculty at the University of Maryland Baltimore County while also teaching at the Baltimore School for the Arts. She is the recipient of 9 Maryland State Arts Council Individual Artist Awards in Solo Dance Performance. Lacy's most recent work "Lost" was chosen to be presented on the 35th Annual Maryland Choreographer's Showcase at the Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center in February 2017. She has also created work collaboratively with Adrienne Clancy, Mariah Maloney and Tonya Lockyer. Throughout her career, as well as making work, she has performed the work of over 50 choreographers. The choreographers range from historical figures like Doris Humphrey, Jose Limon and Bill Evans to contemporary choreographers such as Bebe Miller, Irene Hultman, Lisa Race and Jeanine During. Notable venues at which Lacy has performed include Jacob's Pillow, The Kennedy Center, The Joyce SoHo, Lincoln Center Out of Doors, Judson Church, The Winchester Street Theater, The Edinburgh Fringe Festival and The Toronto International Festival of Dance.