About

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I’m a performer, choreographer and movement director based in Ireland. I work with dance, aerial and writing, with a keen interest in dance on screen.

My work focusses on story telling, making the Political personal and combining art forms.

My interdisciplinary approach comes from my own varied experience as a physical performer on stage, on screen, on the side of buildings, suspended from a crane and with intimate, immersive, multidisciplinary shows. Roles have involved contemporary and commercial movement, embodying characters and creatures, speaking parts, performing aerial rope, trapeze and harness.

From 2011 -2018 I lived and worked in London touring occasionally around the UK and Ireland.

Awards:

  • The Mentorship Award 2019, Dance Ireland

  • The LaunchPad bursary from Dance Ireland

  • Ceist Residency, Firkin Crane (February 2019)

  • The Travel and Training Award from the Arts Council of Ireland; allowing me to attend the Vertical Dance Forum in Croatia (September 2018)

  • Spark Residency, Garter Lane Arts Centre (December 2018)

  • Butter Nights Artist, Firkin Crane (November 2018)

  • The Unlocked Residency, The Irish Aerial Creation Centre (October 2018)

  • Artist in Residence, A Little Room Theatre Development Centre, Garter Lane Arts Centre (September 2018)

  • InFlight aerial training scholarship with Upswing Aerial and Scarabeus Aerial, WAC Arts London (Sep 15 - Jul 16)

  • Leverhulme Scholarship (Sep 12 - Jul 14)