Tania Lacy

Tania Lacy

This one time at St Martins...
I had to climb in through the dressing room window. The director would not tolerate lateness and well, I was late and now locked out.
The window was my only choice, if I was to save the play, humanity and the world.


A story about a moment, big or small
I was a student at the Victorian College of the Arts. I'd spent a good part of my life wanting and working toward my dream of being a dancer, getting into the VCA meant I was one step closer. When a drunk teacher, yes drunk, dropped me in class causing a terrible injury to my knee, that dream just disappeared. My injury prevented me from continuing my training as a classical dancer so I tried my luck in commercial dance. A couple of years later, I was working as a dancer on Countdown and one day before the show, I was mimicking Molly Meldrum. Molly happened to catch a glimpse of this moment and announced he was going to get me to open the show, which I did. It was soon after this I received a call from Grant Rule, the executive producer of Countdown, asking me to audition for a new show at the ABC called The Factory.
After several auditions, I got that job. Both these moments have taught me that so much of this business is about luck, good and bad.
I think we underestimate how much luck plays a part in the life and success of an artist.

I think we underestimate how much luck plays a part in the life and success of an artist.

– Tania Lacy


Tania writes mostly; scripts, novels, job applications. She also perform stand up comedy.

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