Movers & Shapers: Lucy Sexton

By October 10, 2019Podcast



Lucy Sexton


Release Date: 10.10.19


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Lucy Sexton is a Brooklyn born choreographer, producer, and administrator who works in the fields of dance, theater, film, and advocacy. She is currently Executive Director of the cultural advocacy organization New Yorkers for Culture and Arts, working for equity and support for culture for all New Yorkers. Beginning in 2009, she has served as Executive Director of the NY Dance and Performance Awards, The Bessies, building them for the first time into an independent organization. From 2013-16 she worked as a Consulting Associate Artistic Director of the planned performing arts center at the World Trade Center, conducting field-wide outreach and developing the center’s artistic mission and plan. As a dance artist she works with Anne Iobst; together they create and performe the dance performance duo DANCENOISE which was founded in 1983, had a retrospective exhibit and performance at the Whitney Museum in 2015, and premiered a new piece at NY Live Arts in 2018. In theater, Sexton directed the off-Broadway plays Spalding Gray; Stories Left to Tell and Tom Murrin’s The Magical Ridiculous Journey of Alien Comic; served as dramaturge for Heather Litteer’s Lemonade, and Nora Burns’ David’s Friend; and she produced the Charles Atlas films The Legend of Leigh Bowery for the BBC and TURNINGwith Ahnoni (formerly Antony) and the Johnsons, and Associate Producer for Madeleine Olnek’s Codependent Lesbian Space Alien Seeks Same.

Sexton serves on the boards of Tuesday’s Children, formed after 9/11 and now serving family members of those impacted by terrorism and war worldwide; and the Holy Apostles Soup Kitchen, the city’s largest emergency food provider. She has been honored by Performance Space NY and Danspace Project for her contributions to arts in the city.



Podcast produced by: The Moving Architects
Interviewer: Erin Carlisle Norton
Theme Music: Adam Crawley whose music can be found at

This podcast episode is in partnership with JAM.  JAM is the home of dance entrepreneur Jessica Marino, providing artist management services and industry shopping., networking for dance and bringing ideas to the spotlight.