Lucinda Sharp

From 1974, Lucinda Sharp spent 10 years as a dancer with The Australian Ballet and then another 10 years involved in staging professional dance. She then trained as a psychologist to help young dancers achieve their performing arts dreams. Employed as the first full-time psychologist at The Australian Ballet School, Melbourne, she helps young dancers prepare for the emotional rigours of the dance profession and assists those whose lives ultimately take different directions. Awarded a Churchill Trust Fellowship in 2003, she travelled to London, Birmingham, Paris, Toronto and New York to look at ways of improving psychological functioning among dancers in vocational training environments. She is an accomplished speaker and workshop presenter and has worked with people from all walks of life.

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