Lindsey Butcher

Since graduating from London School of Contemporary Dance over 30 years ago, Lindsey has worked with numerous dance, theatre and opera companies and directors as a dancer, aerialist, teacher, mentor and choreographer.

Her dance credits include; Extemporary Dance Theatre, Random Dance Co (Brighton Festival), Walker Dance/ Park Music, Darshan Singh Bhuller, Charlie Morrissey, Disco Sister, Vincent Dance Theatre and Siobhan Davies Dance Company plus The Royal, Royal Danish, Slovenian, English National and Glyndebourne Opera companies.

In 1989, Lindsey joined Ra – Ra Zoo Circus Theatre and began further training in aerial skills. Her circus credits as performer, teacher and advisor include; Ra – Ra Zoo, No Ordinary Angels, Green Candle and Amici Dance Co.’s, Gandini Juggling Project, The Dream Engine, Desperate Men, Scarabeus, Momentary Fusion, Tango and Crash, Same Sky, “True” for the Fierce Co. (Tramway commission) and “Wallpaper” with Bedlam and Physical Recall, Yes/No’s ‘Lost & Found Orchestra’, Metta Theatre and Upswing. Lindsey remains a proud and astonished Guinness world record holder for synchronised aerial fabrics!

Lindsey regularly choreographs for and collaborates with Fidget Feet, whilst much of her vertical dance choreographic experience and development has been through collaborations with Scarabeus Aerial Theatre for which she remains deeply grateful. She has an established aerial dance practice teaching at Aerial Dance Festivals and master classes both in the UK and Internationally, most recently directing a 2-week vertical dance choreographic lab in Panama – ‘Panama Aerea’.

In 2004 Lindsey founded ‘Gravity & Levity’, (G&L). What drives Lindsey’s work is a passion and curiosity to combine dance and aerial suspension techniques to liberate and intensify the possibilities of each. G&L founded and runs the European Aerial Dance Festival now approaching its 10th year alongside a vast array of CPD opportunities for artists at all levels of their practise. Lindsey previously created and ran the Paralympic Aerial Legacy Intensive for D/deaf and disabled artists and was a core aerial trainer for Paralympic Opening and closing ceremonies 2012. She is a hearing impaired artist.