Róisín O'Brien

I am a choreographer, dance writer & freelance producer. I have been making dance in Scotland since 2016, working primarily in contemporary dance & ballet, and crossing over into theatre & live music.

Current choreographic projects include: 'Female Rock Ballet' (working title), 2022-present; commissioned works with musician Rowan McIlvride ('lux asunder' (2023) & 'Parliament of Ghosts' (2022) for Hidden Door Festival); and 'Doom Scroller', a music & dance collaboration with musician Alexander Auldsmith. From 2021-2022, I was a part of the Lyceum Artist Attachment L20 scheme.

Previous work includes: 'Entrails' (2016), 'Great' / 'Some People Say' (2017-2018) and 'A falling ballet' (2019-2021).

I enjoy working collaboratively with artists, both through honing a holistic creative vision and facilitating individual expression.

I write about dance for publications including The Guardian, Fjord Review, Springback Magazine, The Skinny and Seeing Dance, as well as working directly with artists and contributing to show programmes. I work regularly with European organisations Aerowaves & Springback.

My production experience includes DanceLive, MANIPULATE & working with independent artists inc. artist/music duo 'Long Green Jaws' and dance artist Malcolm Sutherland.

I am also a qualified Yin & Hatha Yoga Teacher (200hrs YTT with Hot Yoga Edinburgh).