Lucia Gagliardone (she/her/hers) is a Vermont-born choreographer and dance artist. Her work explores themes of healing and community, relationships with the earth and water, and various iterations of the self. Her work and performance are grounded in modern and post-modern dance, with a fascination for quotidian life as a foundation for choreography. Lucia is interested in storytelling and sees creating dance as a process of empathy.
Lucia has premiered eleven original live and film dance works, which have been presented by The Living Room, Bowdoin College, Taffety Punk, The Hopkins Center for the Arts, Atlas Performing Arts Center, and more. She has performed in works by Reggie Wilson with the Fist and Heel Performance Group, Katy Pyle with Ballez, Aretha Aoki, Shaina Cantino, Gwyneth Jones, Olga Aru, and as a principal dancer for Flock Dance Troupe under the artistic direction of Carol Langstaff.
Lucia taught dance at Urbanity Dance Company and founded the Bowdoin Modern Dance Collective, an inclusive movement lab. Her training and work are grounded in modern dance, authentic movement, and improvisation, and she has additional training in contact improvisation, ballet, and Brazilian Zouk. Lucia has a B.A. in Dance and Sociology from Bowdoin College.