FIONA LUMMIS EDDY
Dance Department Co-Chair, Ballet & Contemporary Repertory
Fiona Lummis was a principal dancer for two decades with the Netherlands Dance Theatre, and was involved in over thirty creations by Jiri Kylian, Hans Van Manen, Nacho Duato, Ohad Naharin, Christopher Bruce and Mats Ek among other choreographers, as well as dancing featured roles in ballets by William Forsythe, Jerome Robbins, Lar Lubovitch and Glen Tetley and many more. Ms. Lummis is a graduate of the Elmhurst School of Dance in Birmingham, England and the Rambert School of Ballet and Contemporary Dance in London.
In 1992 she received the Golden Theater Dance Prize for her performances in William Forsythe's "Step Text" and Jiri Kylian's "Kaguyahime" and in 1999 she received The “Oeuvre” Prize in recognition of her dance career in The Netherlands.
She studied Pilates with Body Arts and Science International BASI and received her Comprehensive Pilates Teaching Certificate in 2005.
Fiona can be seen on many of the “Arthaus” films of Kylian’s ballets, including the “Black and White Ballets” and “Kaguyahime”. She is also featured in 8 recordings of Hans Van Manen’s ballets in his “Master of Movement” DVD collection, and is recognized as one of his “Muses”.
Ms Lummis works closely with the Kylian and Van Manen foundations teaching Jiri Kylian and Hans Van Manen repertoire in colleges, schools and companies in the US and Europe. Most recently she worked with the LA Ballet setting Jiri Kylian’s “Return To A Strange Land” and “Sechs Tanze”. As well as working with Charlotte Ballet on "Forgotten Land" , Pittsburgh Ballet on "Sinfonietta" , Houston Ballet on "Stepping Stones" all from Jiri Kylian.
Ms Lummis is also part of the faculty of the Gloria Kaufman School of Dance at USC.