Lisa McLoughlin is currently completing her Arts Practice Ph.D. in the Irish World Academy of Music and Dance at the University of Limerick. This is supported by the Irish Research Council, through the Post Graduate Scholarship. In April 2019, she created and performed The Kindness of Strangers, produced and commissioned by LIVE COLLISION, where she walked with 184 people in four cities in Ireland, relying on the kindness of strangers.  In 2018 she was the lead artist and creator of The Autonomy Project, a multi-genre project encompassing the work of over 100 younger people, artists, and academics through performance, installation, and symposium in 2018. This project was been funded by the Arts Council of Ireland through the Invitation to Collaboration scheme in conjunction with the Limerick Arts office. For more info theautonomyproject.ie

Trained at the Rambert School of Ballet and Contemporary Dance, London. Lisa has performed extensively across the globe with companies such as the Liz Roche Dance Company, Daghdha, Coisceim, Marguerite Donlon, Citog, IMDT and Opera Ireland. Her choreographies

include Tender hooks of honesty (winner of the Jane Snow Award), Fourtold, Below the Tide, ANIMA andScaramouche. Current member of the board of the Liz Roche Company and recently elected to the board of the Dublin Dance Festival. Lisa has been an active member in the dance community in Ireland and internationally for over 20 years. A Passionate advocate for dance and its development through pedagogy and performance. She has been continuously developing her teaching practice through additional training in Yoga, Pilates and Body-Mind Centering®. She is a Lecturer and researcher in Dance at the Irish World academy, holds a first-class honours MA thesis in Dance combining Dance and Psychology and is currently undertaking an Arts Practice PhD. Please read C.V. for more detail >>

Lisa was awarded the Jane Snow Award for Tender Hooks of Honesty, for her first major work in 2003. In 2011 Lisa co-choreographed “Taking Distance” in collaboration with Katherine O’Malley commissioned by the Liz Roche Company. In the same year, she collaborated and co-choreographed Four Told, produced in partnership with Project Arts Centre as a Project Catalyst artist and supported by the Arts Council of Ireland. Also supported by the Arts Council of Ireland, she Choreographed Below the Tide, a piece paying homage to the book “Stillness” by Sr. Stan Kennedy. This site-specific performance within the Sanctuary meditation centre, Dublin, In 2015, she began an artistic collaboration with artist and solo violinist of the Irish Camber Orchestra, Diane Daly for an ongoing series of performances, entitled The Stones on the Road, performed in various festivals and location in Limerick City. In 2015, she created a site-specific performance as part of the Mountshannon arts festival called ANIMA. This performance involved a cast of 30 people, both professional performers and community members to create a magic candlelit experience in the maze of Mountshannon, In 2016 she was commissioned to create Scaramouche, a multi-genre site-specific work that was performed in homes throughout Mountshannon, inviting the audience to consider the role of art in society. 
In 2013 Lisa was awarded an Arts council Dance Bursary to explore an original and cutting-edge research project combining dance and psychology in collaboration with Dr. Neil Kenny of the Dublin City University (DCU). This project was also mentored by Dr. Mary Nunan of the Irish World Academy, at the University of Limerick. This research has been presented at the Tower Seminar series at the Irish world academy and two papers are currently in preparation for submission to the Journal of Dance Research. Lisa was awarded first-class honours for her MA in Dance and is currently completing her second year Arts Practice PhD under the supervision of Professor Helen Phelan and Dr. Jenny Roche at the Irish World Academy of Music and Dance in the University of Limerick. This research is exploring the role of autonomy in arts practice through the lens of performance and pedagogy. 
Dance Teaching: Lisa has taught people from 3-80 years of age and has extensive training in teaching dance across a wide range of courses, contexts and students. She was one of five artists chosen for the MUS_E project (2001 – 2004), which over a span of three years trained artists in Child-centred pedagogical practices, mentored by the Froebel Collage, Dublin. She is a qualified Yoga Alliance certified teacher and a STOTT Pilates instructor and is currently studying Body-Mind Centering® with Embody Move in the UK and participating in ongoing training with dance and somatics pioneer Joan Davis. 
Co-founder of Studio 32 Pilates Studio in 2005 which ran successfully for 6 years on Dame St., D1 and Dancehouse, Foley St. She has taught extensively for the Liz Roche Company, Coisceim Dance theatre, IMDT, Dance theatre of Ireland and Dance Limerick, among many others. Please click the C.V. tab for more details.
2017 Elected to the board of the Dublin Dance Festival
2017 Arts Council Invitation to Collaboration Scheme (€65,200) 
2016 Scholarship from the Irish world Academy for 75% PhD fee waiver.  
2014 Arts Council Dance Bursary – (€13,000)
2013 Elected to the Board of the Liz Roche Company.
2011 Arts Council Dance Project award: “Below the Tide “@ the Sanctuary, Dublin. (€18,000)
2010 Arts Council Dance project award: “Four Told” in 2011. (€54,000)
2008-2012 Elected to the board of management of Dance Ireland
2003 The Dublin Fringe festival TENDER HOOKS OF HONESTY ch: Lisa McLoughlin Project Arts Centre, Dublin, Winner of the Jane Snow Award at the Dublin Fringe Festival                                                                                                       
1998, 2000 Travel and training awards –Berlin and New York
1997 Three-year diploma in dance –The Rambert School, London. 


2016 First year Arts Practice PhD at the University of Limerick.
2016 Body Mind Centering modules with Embody-Move, UK 
2015 Masters in Dance, University of Limerick, First class honours. 
2014 Graduate Diploma in Dance, First class honours, University of Limerick
2013 Qualified Yoga Instructor-Green Lotus. 
2009 Qualified STOTT Pilates instructor.
2005 Qualified Pilates Instructor – Bodyfirm Pilates.
2001-2004 The Mus-e Project. Ongoing professional training for 5 artists working with children in collaboration with the Arts council and the Froebel Institute.
1994 - 1997 Rambert School of Ballet and Contemporary Dance, London 
​"The Autonomy Project”-Performances April 2018. 


Choreography Lisa McLoughlin, David Bolger and Deirdre Murphy.