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Meet The Arts and Culture Editor for Coast Times
Hi, my name is Joshua Lucas and I am thrilled to contribute to the growth and awareness of arts and culture on the Central Coast taking on the role of Arts and Culture Editor with the Coast Times.
Coming from a strong performing arts background, and having been dancing since the age of seven, I have taught dancing for numerous dance schools on the Central Coast in the genres of Tap, Hip Hop and Musical Theatre.
As of 2014 I am one of the directors alongside Douglas McFarland of the performing arts school Laycock St Dance, that is located in North Gosford, West Gosford and Empire Bay.
I am in charge of the Tap Department sharing the knowledge of Christine Denny’s modern tap syllabus Tapatak Oz. I also teach for various disability groups and home school networks.
“If art is to nourish the roots of our culture, society must set the artist free to follow his vision wherever it takes him.” –John F. Kennedy,
Having been involved in numerous shows with Gosford Musical Society including Thoroughly Modern Millie, Monty Python’s Spamalot, ‘Mike’ in A Chorus Line and Crazy For You, I was also a co-choreographer of GMS Juniors High School Musical 2.
Since graduating from the University of Newcastle with a double degree in Communications and Law majoring in Public Relations I have started my own small boutique Public Relations Consultancy, Dosh Public Relations. Within this role I have worked for numerous clients in generating awareness about their business and/or events.
I have done a significant amount of work raising the profile of the Scottish community on the Central Coast, including work for; Central Coast Highland Dancing, The International Highland Dancing Festival, the City of Gosford Pipe Band, McFarland’s Down Under the Kilt and the new association Central Coast Scots.
“All children are artists. The problem is how to remain an artist once he grows up.”
Some of the Community Groups I have worked with to assist in getting the exposure they deserve are International Women’s Day Expo, Food Whisperers and Jamie Oliver’s International Food Revolution Day.
Currently I am assisting in raising the profiles of young performers on the Central Coast working alongside JC Entertainment and their Kick Start Music Challenge.
I have developed a strong rapport with various Central Coast media outlets and look forward to strengthening these relationships. I hope to assist in building a positive reputation for what the Central Coast has to offer when it comes to Arts and Culture.
There is always so much going on, and it is important for local residents to know where to find about such things.