About Clearcut

We are dance specialists. 

Our mission is to make exciting things happen brilliantly.


FUNDING SUCCESS: TRIBE// was successful in securing funding from Arts Council England for a Spring tour:

14 Feb Deda, Derby // 1 March DanceEast, Ipswich // 7 March Gulbenkian, Canterbury // 16 March AMATA at Falmouth University, Cornwall // 26 May (trio version) Mowlem Theatre, Purbeck Arts Festival, Dorset

IMG_4464unnamedNEW PARTNER: Clearcut is working with Brighton based Three Score Dance on a new touring project. R&D is underway thanks for a National Lottery Project Grants from Arts Council England.  Catch up with Three Score’s Dance the Nelkin Line video from the Brighton Festival earlier this year.

Three Score Dance performing at Clearcut’s Lifetime festival 2016


As their new Arts Council England National Portfolio funding kicks in in April 2018 Zoie Logic takes to the road with new production Sleuth.

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



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. unnamed