Adjudicator 2021

Lucy Robertson

Originally from Hobart Tasmania, Lucy is a 2015 Graduate of the University Of Tasmania, gaining an Associate Degree In Music Studies, majoring in voice. Whilst at UTAS Lucy was trained under the guidance of Jane Edwards, Australia’s leading Soprano. Lucy then relocated to Victoria where she attended Federation University Australia, BAPA, Ballarat Performing Arts as well as training under the guidance of Jason Coleman, Ministry Of Dance, completing a Musical Theatre Diploma along with a Certificate IV Dance Teaching and Management and Certificate III in Dance. Lucy’s dance qualifications include ‘Federal Association of Teachers of Dance’ (FATD) syllabus and Royal Academy Of Dance (RAD) Ballet Exams.

Lucy has over 20 years’ experience within the Performing Arts Industry. Specialising in multiple genres of performing arts that include, Tap, Jazz, Classical Ballet, Neo-classical, Lyrical/Contemporary, Hip-hop/Urban, Acrobatics, Musical Theatre, Drama and Voice.

Lucy has competed successfully as a performer and choreographer in competitions around Australia and New Zealand obtaining two major choreography awards, ‘Best Choreography Award’ and ‘Most Outstanding Choreographer.’ She is represented by The Ministry Of Entertainment, working professionally within the industry with credits including stage shows, television appearances, corporate events, commercial gigs, fashion shows and theatre restaurants. Lucy has performed in a wide range of Musical Theatre Productions in both leading roles and supporting roles. Productions include ‘Guys and Dolls,’ ‘Oliver,’ ‘Edwin Drood’ and ‘Oklahoma’ to name a few. Lucy was an inaugural member of David Whynam’s Company, ‘Tap Rhythm,’ and recently contracted to Princess Cruises as an international dancer/singer.

After developing works in and out of Australia Lucy’s key focus is to adjudicate, educate and inspire the next generation of young performers. She has a strong passion and knowledge for the industry and looks forward to guiding and nurturing performers of all ages.

Lucy would like to thank the Launceston Festival Of Dance for this opportunity and can't wait to see the talent on display.

Scribe 2021

Pippa Robertson

Pippa has been exposed to the performing arts industry for 28 years. Pippa has a sound knowledge of genres and experience when it comes to documenting and scribing for professionals within the working industry. Pippa has been an active member of many boards, eisteddfods and dance companies in Southern Tasmania. She has an ongoing passion for the performing arts, and thanks the Launceston Festival of Dance for this opportunity.

Past Adjudicators 


1992 Roslyn Boothroyd

1993 Robyn McCarthy 

1994 Lorraine Dawson

1995 Peter Stock

1996 Christine Waters

1997 Brian Nolan & Wendy Russell-Clarke

1998 Diane Talbot & Michelle Whitford

1999 Christine McCarthy

2000 Sheila Laing

2001 Christine Denny

2002 Wendy Russell-Clarke

2003 Roslyn Boothroyd

2004 Lisa Fernance

2005 Marilyn Morrison

2006 Wendy Laraghy

2007 Loretta Bertei

2008 Ann Butler

2009 Barbara Komazec

2010 Darren Disney

2011 Susan Martin

2012 Christine McCarthy

2013 Fleur Harlick

2014 Donna Lierse

2015 Nathan Sheens & Grant Dale 

2016 Keith Hawley & Katie Kermond

2017 Lisa Maloney

2018 Drew Anthony & Nicky Manego 

2019 Lisa Fernance & Summer Till

2020 No Competition due to Covid-19 Pandemic