Born in Adelaide, Australia, Lucy Guerin performed with Russell Dumas and Nanette Hassall before moving to New York in 1989, where she danced with Tere O'Connor Dance, the Bebe Miller Company, and Sara Rudner and began to produce her first choreographic works. She returned to Australia in 1996 and began creating new pieces as an independent artist. In 2002 she established Lucy Guerin Inc in Melbourne to support the development, creation, and touring of new work with a focus on challenging and extending the concepts and practice of contemporary dance. Her recent works include Structure and Sadness (2006), Corridor (2008), Untrained (2009), and Human Interest Story (2010). Guerin has toured her work extensively in Europe, Asia, and North America, as well as to most of Australia's major festivals and venues. She has been commissioned by Chunky Move, Dance Works Rotterdam, Ricochet (UK), and Mikhail Baryshnikov's White Oak Dance Project, and in 2013 will create a new work for Lyon Opera Ballet.