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Emergence Participant Profile - Niamh McDermott

Monday 11th, February, 2019

Emergence Participant Profile - Niamh McDermott

Niamh trained with the Prima School of Ballet in Munster and is now studying for her Advanced Foundation certificate with the Brocklebank Academy of Dance.

Niamh has created and performed with CoisCéim, Broadreach, Creative Steps Youth Dance Company, where she worked with Dance Artists Sibéal Davitt and Olwyn Lyons. Niamh is also a member of DYDC where she has been studying contemporary dance under the direction of DYDC Artistic Director Mariam Ribon. Niamh has studied aerial dance and acrobatics with Lisette Krol.

She is passionate about music and has performed as a vocalist as well as a dancer in numerous musical theatre productions, including an extract from ‘Evita’ with the Trinity Musical Theatre Society at the 3Arena.

Maya Angelou has been a big influence on Niamh's work. Niamh is interested in dance artists who take on a multidisciplinary approach to their work by incorporating elements of voice, theatre, literature and comedy.

For Niamh Emergence19 is an exciting opportunity to learn the nuances of dance theatre from experienced dance artists. Niamh says "Learning about the intersection between language and dance and economising with both accordingly has been a real challenge and I’m excited to see the end result."

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