Lucy grew up in Odessa, Ukraine, a city steeped in rich cultural and artistic tradition. After graduating from Odessa’s Art and Design Technical College with the Bachelor of Fine Arts degree, she moved to Moscow where she got her Master’s in Stage Production at The Moscow Art Theater School, the premier theater arts school in the country. Before immigrating to the US in 1991, she had produced multiple shows both in the capital and in the provinces.
Here in the States, Slavinsky has become a self-made woman. She came to the Boston area with an uncertain immigration status, no connections, no English and just $800.00 in her pocket. While working numerous jobs from teaching arts and crafts to seniors and children to designing rugs for an interior design company, she had taught herself web design. Slavinsky has eventually become a highly respected expert in the field of User Interface Design and Web Information Architecture. She had worked in the High Tech industry for such prominent companies as RSA (subdivision of EMC), LocatePLUS, Immersant and others. During those years, she had organized content for projects across broad spectrum of sizes and complexities and had overseen the entire lifecycle of website projects from concept to full implementation.
The same way she had taught herself high tech skills and on-line store operations with the help of seminars, books but mainly through trial and error, Slavinsky has taught herself video production and has started an independent video production company.
“Not Your Average Citizen” is her first full documentary feature.