12 YAYs of Christmas!

Clearcut has been busy in 2017 and there’s lots to celebrate so we decided to share 12 yays or highlights of our year

12 Madeleine Wilson and Rachel Gildea join the team – 2 become 4!

11 Kyla works with Marlborough Theatre to evaluate their Arts Council funded Elevate project

10 Images Ballet Co review – “their show was one of the most exciting I’ve seen in years with a wonderful and eclectic choice of repertoire” – Bruce Marriot, Dance Tabs

9 People Dancing conference in Glasgow – fascinating!

8 TRIBE// sells out in Brighton Fringe Festival with first creation Still I Rise


7 Seven independent artists receive in-kind consultancy and advice from us

6 Dance Six-0 sells out its first evening of dance in a theatre

Dance Six-0 performing at Lifetime 2016, The Point

5 Zoielogic becomes an Arts Council England National Portfolio Organisation

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Zoie Logic and Vicky Thornton celebrate NPO funding news on the RIDE show car










4 Former Intoto dancer Liam Francis wows audiences in Ben Duke’s new work for Rambert

3 London Studio Centre companies perform to thousands in their England tours and London performances (INTOTO, Images Ballet Co, Jazz Dance Co)

Kyla and Vicky w LSC logo
Kyla and Vicky at the London Studio Centre ‘Move it’ stand

2 Seedtime alumni nominated for Tony and Olivier Awards

1 Clearcut registers as a limited company – we’re official!

Back in 2018 with new plans and project afoot… Enjoy some rest and time out! From Kyla, Vicky, Rachel and Madeleine


We are dance specialists. Our mission is to make exciting things happen and happen brilliantly.

We have the know-how to give creative projects lift-off. We have the experience to avoid pitfalls and come up with new approaches. We are two passionate producer/managers with a straightforward approach working in the complex and exhilarating arts landscape.

We are a lean, dynamic team – no inflated fees, no offices to run. Just pure energy, drive, intelligence and creativity. Clearcut was set up in 2013 by Kyla Booth-Lucking and Vicky Thornton.

We are

Producers of dance projects, performances and events

Consultants in supporting organisations, artists and companies to achieve their goals, and increase their chances of success.

We also offer training, mentoring and coaching.

Our specialisms:

Creative troubleshooting

Scoping and devising projects

Working with artists

Creating meaningful opportunities for audiences and participants

Our skills 

 Artistic Leadership: Acting Artistic Director, business plan development, artistic policy, delivering festivals, programming , commissioning, associate artist programmes, programming, live and screen based national and international touring, partnership building.

Business Management: Acting CEO, governance, budgets and cash flow, annual and quarterly financial reports, staff and board development, monitoring and evaluation, databases and systems.

Human Resources: developing staff, line management and appraisal, working with young volunteers, change management, performance management, student placements and apprenticeships, meaningful volunteering and coaching and mentoring.

Fundraising: Strategy, Arts Council England grants, trusts and foundations, reporting, cultivating relationships and business links to the arts.

Project Management: Working with partners/teams, Logistics, Budgets and Reporting, Project Plans, Scheduling, Monitoring and Evaluation.

Education and Community: Grassroots delivery, Building trust and context for community work, shaping education and professional development programmes and stand alone events, working with academia, delivering training, coaching, mentoring and information and advice surgeries.

Marketing and Communications: developing marketing strategies, audience development, social networking and interactive marketing, print and online campaigns

Moving Image Specialist: programming, commissioning, training, distribution, copyright, licensing rights, contextualisation, film making and executive production. 


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