Lucy T. Arrington

Visiting Instructor
Office: Dance Annex 106
Phone: 409-880-8912
Email: lucy.arrington@lamar.edu

Education

     • B.A. in Dance, Lamar University

A Beaumont native and Lamar University graduate with a Bachelor of Arts in dance, Lucy Talkington Arrington has been dancing since the age of 4. A flamenco enthusiast, she has studied with Nana Lorca, Rogelio Rodriguez and Luis Rivera, and has studied in Mexico and Spain. Ms. Arrington was assistant director of the Lamar SunDANCE Company for two years. She was tested and certified with Dance Masters of America in ballet, tap, jazz and acrobatics.

While owning her own dance studio, many of her dance students won scholarships to New York City and Los Angeles. After running a successful dance studio for many years, she joined the Lamar dance faculty as an adjunct professor in 1998, where she teaches theatre dance forms, dance appreciation, ballet, pointe, tap, jazz and dance performance.

She has choreographed numerous original works in a variety of styles for the Lamar Dance Company. In addition, "Miss Lou," as she is called by her students, is currently the choreographer in residence for the Southeast Texas Ballet Company. She has taught master classes at the American College Dance Festival and the Texas Dance Educators Association Convention. Highly in demand as a dynamic freelance choreographer, she has worked extensively with the Beaumont Community Players, Symphony of Southeast Texas, Beaumont Ballet Theatre, Ozen High Dance Company, numerous local dance studios, and others.

In addition to teaching and choreography, Ms. Arrington is also an actor and singer, having performed with Gaslight Theatre, the Beaumont Community Players, the Beaumont Civic Ballet, as well as other local performing arts organizations.