Lucy Champion was born in England and graduated from the London College of Music in 1987 with a graduate honours degree in singing and piano.
She worked initially as a freelance musician and teacher before being lured into the exciting world of orchestral and concerts management – working for the London Philharmonic Orchestra, the Wren Orchestra and the Ulster Orchestra in Belfast. Lucy then moved to Dublin in 1998 to take up the post of Education & Outreach Manager for the National Concert Hall, which she held for 10 years. Lucy has maintained her singing both as a performer, teacher and choral workshop leader. She is a member of and Education Co-ordinator of the vocal ensemble Anúna, with whom she has toured and recorded internationally. She is a featured soloist on Anúna’s albums.
Her journey with the Alexander Technique began when she was at music college, however, as she discovered her previous dancing training and the way in which she was using her body was extremely incompatible with singing! Her singing teacher recommended some lessons in the Alexander Technique. Lucy received lessons from Dilys Carrington, a former student of FM Alexander himself. The difference it made to the singing and her general physical use was incredible– to be aware of tension and to release it was life-changing.
After many subsequent years of “life” (jobs, marriage, parenthood) Lucy took the plunge to train as Alexander Technique teacher and completed her training with Richard Brennan at the training centre in Galway in March 2021. She is delighted to be starting her journey as a teacher and looks forward to meeting new students!
Lucy lives in Stillorgan, south Dublin with her husband and two daughters.