Sandra Harnisch-Lacey

Sandra was the recipient of the Sylvia Bodmer Award at the Laban Centre in 1997, and was also nominated for the Ffresh Award in 2004. She received a Creative Wales Award from the Arts Council of Wales in 2012. Sandra has been Artistic Director for the dance programme at The Gate Arts Centre in Cardiff, as well as a visiting lecturer on the dance degree courses at both Cardiff Metropolitan University and at the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama. Her Cardiff-based company, Harnisch-Lacey Dance Theatre (HLDT), combines and integrates cross-genre theatre work and different dance styles, including contemporary dance, breakdance and parkour. Her work has toured extensively across Wales, England, Germany, France, Austria, Slovenia, Luxembourg, and Canada. The company has a popular and wide-ranging education and outreach programme. Her dance dome short film ‘The Sublime’, won the Award For Innovation at an International Film Festival in the USA. Sandra is currently a Dance Buddy with The Riverfront Theatre in Newport. Short promo of current work entitled ‘SPIN’.