Ogonelloe, Co. Clare. Ireland
Tel: +353 087 6376929
Nationality: Irish

I am currently a freelance Dance Artist in receipt of funding for the Invitation to Collaboration Scheme for “The Autonomy Project”, a multi-disciplinary project in collaboration with the Limerick Arts Office. I am the key researcher responsible for the design of the new Dance and Health curriculum design lead by Dr. Hilary Moss of the University of Limerick to be completed in 2018. 

I have been employed as a Dance lecturer in the Irish World Academy of Music and Dance at the University of Limerick for the past two years overseeing and implementing a comprehensive programme of undergraduate dance. I have been the primary leader in the creation of the new BA in Contemporary dance in the University, responsible for creating content and documents to ensure compliance with the university’s standards board (APRC). In that role I was responsible for the dance element of the BA in Voice and Dance, a course with an enrolment of over 90 students. My areas of teaching included contemporary dance, Pilates, Yoga, Somatics, choreography and research methods. I was responsible for overseeing four major modules and supervised multiple final year programmes. Prior to my role as Lecturer I have been a tutor in the University, a member if the board of Dance Ireland for five years (2008-2012), current member of the board of the Liz Roche Company and have recently been elected to the board of the Dublin Dance Festival.  I have been a selection panel member for the step up programme since its inception and have been an active member in the dance community in Ireland and internationally for over 20 years. I am passionate about the teaching and development of dance and have been continuously developing my teaching practice through additional training in Yoga, Pilates and Body Mind Centering. 

I have an M.A. in Dance from the University of Limerick where I achieved a first class honours. I have completed my first year of the Arts Practice PhD at the Irish World Academy. My main area of research is mapping embodied cognition with reference to the field of behavioural psychology and dance pedagogy. 

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 York1997 Three-year diploma in dance –The Rambert School, London. 


2016 First year Arts Practice Phd at the University of Limerick.

2015 Masters in Dance, University of Limerick, First class hounours. 

2014 Graduate Diploma in Dance, First class honours, University of Limerick

2013 Qualified Yoga Instructor

2009 Qualified Stott Pilates instructor.

2005 Qualified Pilates Instructor – Bodyfirm Pilates.

2001-2004 The Mus-e Project-On going 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 by Lisa Mcloughlin & recent collaborations:​
2016 SCARAMOUCH: A commissioned work from the Iniscealtra Festival of the Arts, Mountshannon. (June 2016). Choreographed by: Lisa McLoughlin.

2016 ALICE M: Galway Theatre Festival, Guerrilla Aerial. (May 2016). Choreographed by Lisa McLoughlin in collaboration with Guerrilla Aerial.

2016 SOLSTICE: in aid of the Sanctuary meditation centre with Mary Black and Luka Bloom. Choreography by Lisa McLoughlin

2015 ANIMA: Choreographed and directed by Lisa McLoughlin. A site-specific Dance performance for 14 performers, Commissioned by the Mountshannon Arts Festival, May 2015.

2014 AWAKENING THE WONDER Choreographed by: Lisa McLoughlin, with Sanctuary Meditation Centre.

2012 BELOW THE TIDE Choreographed by: Lisa McLoughlin. Sanctuary Mediation centre, Dublin.

2011 FOUR TOLD Choreographed by. Lisa McLoughlin, Emma O’Kane, Rebecca Reilly and Katherine O’Malley. Performed at a sell-out run in Project Arts Theatre.

2003 TENDER HOOKS OF HONESTY ch: Lisa McLoughlin, The Dublin Fringe festival, Project Arts Centre, Dublin.

Liz Roche Company formerly known as Rex Levitates Dance Company - Artistic Director: Liz Roche

2011 TAKING DISTANCE ch: Liz Roche

2008 Instillation at the college of fashion Trinity College Dublin ch; Liz Roche

2007 CROSS PURPOSES ch: Liz Roche


2006 SWEET APOLLO ch: Liz Roche

2005 RECUISITATE ch: Liz Roche

2004 CATALYST ch: Liz Roche. Rex Levitates Dance Company in collaboration with the Chinese National Ballet, Beijing

2003 BREAD AND CIRCUS ch: Liz Roche

2001 SSHH ch: Liz Roche


2000 BLUSH ch: Liz Roche

2001 - 2010 CoisCéim Dance Theatre - Artistic Director: David Bolger

2010 AS YOU ARE/ FAUN : Choreographed by Muirne Bloomer/David Bolger

2005 MADISIONS DECENT ch; David Bolger. Montclair State University, New Jersey (USA)

2005 NUTCRACKER (role of Clara) ch: David Bolger – National tour

2001 BALLADS ch: David Bolger, 10 Days On The Island Festival, Tasmania,

2014 Opening of Dance Limerick

Ch: Mary Nunan.

2012 IMDT

THE WHITE PIECE ch: John Scott

Deirdre Murphy Dance

2011 DRINKING FROM THE WELL Choreographed by: Deirdre Murphy.

Citog Dance Company - Artistic Director: Rionach Ni Neil

2007 HOW DID WE GET HERE ch: Rionach Ni Neill

Daghdha Dance Company –Artistic Director: Mary Nunan / Yoshiko Chuma


2002 10 THOUSAND STEPS / IN GEAR / TUNNEL ch: Yoshiko Chuma

Silesian Dance Festival, Bitom, Poland (2002)

2003 THE LIVING ROOM PROJECT ch: Yoshiko Chuma

2003 COISIR AN TSIONANN ch; Yoshiko Chuma

Ardnacrusha Power Station accompanied by the Irish Chamber Orchestra (2002)

Marguerite Donlon and Dancers – Artistic Director: Marguerite Donlon

2000 HUGBARROG ch: Marguerite Donlon

Tanzpeifferburg Festival, Berlin.

2000 – 2005 Opera Ireland - Artistic Director: Dieter Kaegi,

2005 ORPHEO AND EURIDICE by Gluck, dir: David Bolger

Hessisches Staatstheater, Wiesbaden.

2002 ANDREA CHENIER by Umberto Giordano, dir: Ansgar Haag ch: Liz Roche

2002 THE QUEEN OF SPADES by Tchaikovsky, dir: Dieter Kaegi, ch: Liz Roche

2001 DON CARLO by Verdi dir: Dieter Kaegi, ch: Liz Roche

2000 LADY MACBETH OF MTSENSK by Shostakovich, dir: Dieter Kaegi, ch: Liz Roche Gaiety Theatre Dublin.



As a teacher and facilitator of Dance I have worked with multiple populations ranging in age from 3-90. This breadth of experience has lead me to develop a strong teaching philosophy based on the agency and autonomy of the body to be reflected in the class structure. This allows the intelligence of the body to be the central focus of each class and develops greater awareness and confidence of the body in motion.

2013 - Current Dance tutor, Irish World Academy of Music & Dance at the University of Limerick teaching on the Dance performance, Voice and Dance, M.A. Ritual Song and Chant, M.A. in Festive Arts.

2014 –Dance tutor, Department of Physical Education & Sports Science, University of Limerick

2014-Dance Limerick Adult Contemporary Dance classes.

2013-Qualified Yoga Instructor with Green Lotus Yoga.

2009-Qualified with STOTT Pilates.

2006-Owner of Studio 32 Pilates studio, Dame St. Dublin 2.

2006- Shawbrook youth dance company- PROECTED ch. Lisa McLoughlin

2005-Qualified Pilates instructor

2003-2005-Sallynoggin VEC tutor in Contemporary dance

Guest teacher for Dance Ireland, Dance theatre of Ireland, The Liz Roche Company, IMDT, Dance Limerick, Daghdha Dance Company, Myriad Dance Company, DYDC and The Step-Up Project.