A child star by the age of 11, Cecily danced all the major roles with the English National Ballet. This included national and international tours appearing at such famous venues as The New York Metropolitan Opera House and The Kennedy Centre Washington; The Royal Festival Hall and The London Coliseum, receiving personal critical acclaim both here and in the America press... "Brilliant" Edward Thorpe (Evening Standard); "remarkable" Anna Kisselgoff (New York Times); "great charisma" Peter Schaufuss (Deutsch Oper). Cecily recreated the role of Csarevitch with Sir Kenneth Macmillan in his 'Anastasia'.
As well as being a ballet dancer, Cecily became double European Champion in Pencak Silat - a comprehensive and complete system of fighting and combat, winning the 'Armed' and 'Unarmed' Gold Medals. She is now the only female Sword Master in the World in this style.
In 1997, Cecily teamed up with hit record producer Jon X and formed The Morrighan. Cecily is the singer and main writer/composer., The Morrighan To date, they have performed live at Glastonbury Festival, Brixton Academy, Fairfield Halls, Barcelona's Olympic Stadium & Amnesia (Ibiza)to name but a few and on numerous television programmes. Their music described as "Elegant, intense and strangely electrifying" by NME.
In 2000, one of The Morrighan's three club hit records, 'Follow Me', is featured on the 'Kevin & Perry Go Large' blockbuster film and soundtrack.
Cecilys first screen acting role was to portray the 'Gladiator Girl' in Channel 4 ground breaking documentary 'Gladiatrix'. She went on to appear in Martial arts films including 'The Purifiers' and perform stunts in films including Tim Burtons 'Charlie and the Chocolate Factory'.
Cecily's love of live performance then led her to create 'Babes With Blades' the all female martial arts performance company. The show is designed to promote dynamic female physicality through a new vision on martial arts. Her martial art performances with Babes With Blades have generated many fans nationally and internationally. They have performed at prestigious venues all over the world including The Royal Opera House, Covent Garden.
Learn more about Cecily Fay at http://www.cecilyfay.com.
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