Moving and creating from a young age, Lily is an autistic dancer and visual artist who works with both traditional and digital media. In 2019 Lily returned from studying Dance at the University of Chichester after graduating with 1st Class Honours, and receiving a first for a dissertation that investigated Audio Description within Dance. They are interested in inclusive dance and developing creative methods of increasing accessibility to dance and choreography.
Lily was initially involved with the original Sg Troop Youth performance company in 2014 performing as part of various Youth Festivals, and later the Paralympic Heritage Flame Ceremony (2016). They also provided artwork for Moon Language in 2016. Alongside volunteering with Farnham and Guildford Youth Companies and working 1:1 in a Dancing Support role.
Lily previously held the role of Projects Intern. After returning from university Lily became part of the team again with Sg2, as Access and Support worker.
Most recently Lily’s work has developed into the role of Content and Access Artist, taking on a role in online communication; providing accessible creative content online and ensuring accessibility within the company throughout artistic, educational and online projects. Lily is an advocate for disability justice and a proud non-binary queer disabled artist.
Autism Acceptance starts with Understanding… | Signature Blog
Lily, our content and access artist, shares Autistic Conversations, part 1...
Autism Acceptance | An Interview with Anne
Autism Inclusion at work | Signature Blog
Lily, our content and access artist, shares Autistic Conversations, part 3...
Dance Education in a Digital Space
Considering the impact of the pandemic on inclusive dance education, featuring insights from Stopgap’s Creative Learning artists
Inclusive Pathways for Young Disabled Creatives | Stopgap Stories
Content and Access Artist Lily asks the question ‘How can autistic and learning-disabled artists be empowered to develop and progress their creative voice and practice?’.