Lucía Piquero was born in Asturias, Spain, and trained there in Classical Ballet with Elisa Novo, amongst others. She got her 7-year Classical Ballet Diploma, and read for a BSc in Psychology. In 2006, she moved to London where she trained in Contemporary Dance at London Contemporary Dance School (one-year certificate), and got her MA in Choreography at Middlesex University.
Lucía was an independent dancer in the UK since 2007 performing with several companies as well as doing her own work with Diciembre Dance Group. Her choreographies have been presented internationally and she has been invited to participate in several festivals in the UK, Malta, Italy and Spain, including a commission by the Galician Choreographic Centre, and residencies in the National Dance Company of Spain and Le Performance in France. She was also commissioned by the Malta International Arts Festival, with European funding, to create an interdisciplinary immersive performance with a composer and a dramaturg, on the theme of migration, TerraVerunt (2017). She recently choreographed for ZfinMalta Dance Ensemble, the national dance company of Malta, with which she also collaborates as an expert/researcher in their new project for audience development, Movimento. Lucía also co-directed the choreographic research project Estancias Coreográficas in Spain, 2015-2018.
She is now Lecturer on Dance Studies at University of Malta and has obtained her PhD at the University of Roehampton, London. Her main research interest is on the experience of emotions in dance. She has presented in conferences in Hong Kong, UK, USA, Spain, Australia, and Malta.
ÁLVAREZ, L.P., 2020. Performing Process. Sharing Dance and Choreographic Practice ed. by Hetty Blades and Emma Meehan Dance Research Journal, 52(2), pp. 106-108.
PIQUERO ALVAREZ, L., 2020. Crystal Pite. In: J. BUTTERWORTH and L. SANDERS, eds, Fifty Contemporary Choreographers. London and New York: Routledge, .
PIQUERO ALVAREZ, L., 2020. Russell Maliphant. In: J. BUTTERWORTH and L. SANDERS, eds, Fifty Contemporary Choreographers. London and New York: Routledge, .
PIQUERO ALVAREZ, L., 2020. Sound, Silence, Resonance, and Embodiment: Choreographic Synaesthesia Idea Journal, 17(02), pp. 215-29.
ÁLVAREZ, L.P., 2019. Experiencing Emotional Import in Twenty-first Century Euro-American Contemporary Theatre Dance Roehampton University.
PIQUERO, L., 2019. Espectadores en la danza contemporánea y una perspectiva nietzscheana de las emociones: un análisis del trabajo de Crystal Pite Espectadores en la danza contemporánea y una perspectiva nietzscheana de las emociones: un análisis del trabajo de Crystal Pite, , pp. 181-190.
PIQUERO, L., 2016. Emotional Expressiveness in Dance as an Aesthetic Quality: the case of Russell Maliphant's Afterlight (Part One) 2016, Mahali Editions, pp. 475-481.