Niamh O'Loughlin

Niamh is a dance artist with a passion for creating performances with the audience at its heart. Her work takes a hybrid approach across live and digital platforms.

Niamh’s work has been performed at festivals in Ireland, Scotland and Denmark. Her work has been supported by The Work Room, CityMoves, Dance Base, Hospitalfield, Scottish Youth Theatre, Stellar Quines, Liz Roche Company and Dance Ireland.

Niamh’s projects for young people include Fort Building Challenge with Edinburgh International Children's Festival (2020) and Tramway (2021), Teddy Bears Picnic Adventures with Starcatchers (2020), Feel like Dancing with Dance Base (2020), and Trick or Treat with The Irish Consulate General in Edinburgh (2020). Niamh was also an Artist for Sea Path by Quee MacArthur and Dawn Hartley in partnership with The Byre Theatre (2020). She recently performed Why does the Sea Rush to Shore? in collaboration with Michael Rathbun as Part of Lighting Design for Dance 2021 with The Lir, Dance Limerick, Liz Roche Company and Dance Ireland.
Niamh's most recent work “How to deserve a mountain?” (2021) was commissioned by Dawn Hartley for What Moves You?, to develop an outdoor solo around the theme of landscape in partnership with The Brunton in Scotland.

Niamh has taught for companies including Scottish Dance Theatre, CityMoves, The Space and Byre Youth and Community arts, designing classes for all ages and levels with a focus on fun and creativity. This has taken place in person and more recently, online and outdoors. She has also lead specially designed dance sessions for people with MS.

Niamh graduated from the Scottish School of Contemporary dance in 2018. She was a part of Dance Base DEBS program 2019-2021 mentored by Angus Balbernie.