Rob Heaslip is a choreographer, dancer, movement director and teacher creating his own ensemble work, as well as collaborative works.
He began his career with The National Folk Theatre of Ireland, training at both The Scottish School of Contemporary Dance and The University of Limerick.
As an artist he is interested in how he can re-imagine human rituals for the viewer of today; asking how can the performing body be a vessel for intertwining dance, voice and design? His style combines movement and theatricality with mythos, neon lights, synth music and contemporary design to portray stories about people, how they think, move and act amongst each other.
In 2012 he created his first ensemble work MEITHEAL. He has since created FREAGRA | A Blurred Expanse in 2016 and is currently creating his Trilogy A Glimpse of Flesh and Blood. He collaborates regularly with Irish Artist Laura Murphy and together they have created Wunderbar in 2014 and You and Me, and You in 2016.
Rob was the Director and Choreographer for Glasgow Youth Dance Company until 2016, creating numerous works. He also works in dance-on-screen, choreographing scenes and opening credits for the internationally acclaimed TV series Outlander. In 2010 he was assistant choreographer at the Handover Ceremony of the Commonwealth Games at New Delhi, India.
As a teacher Rob has guest taught at The Royal Conservatoire of Glasgow, The University of Limerick, Dance Base Edinburgh, Dance Ireland, Dance Limerick, and Dance House Glasgow. Festivals in which Robs work has been presented at include Dance International Glasgow, Dublin Dance Festival, Edinburgh Fringe Festival, Dance Live Aberdeen, The Merchant City Festival Glasgow, Resolution! London, Cork Midsummer Festival and AGITART Spain.