Ballet Ireland create ballets and participation programmes that engage and enrich the lives of those who experience them. Ballet Ireland strive for excellence in all they do, working creatively and inclusively, embracing change to advance ballet and making it an accessible artform.
CoisCéim Dance Theatre
CoisCéim’s mission is to produce exceptional, inclusive, and sustainable dance theatre - to create distinctive work that seeks to reflect contemporary Ireland. The company is dynamic and forward-thinking in its approach towards performance, access and creative participation - to promote awareness of dance in Ireland and overseas and strive to foster future audiences. It does this in line with its values of integrity, vibrancy, connection and joy.
Dance Ireland supports the development of all forms of dance in Ireland through professional development opportunities and advocacy.
They are Ireland’s national dance development organisation and, true to their origins, continue to be the representative body for the professional dance community in Ireland. Dance Ireland works with their Members and their Partners to progress dance in Ireland ensuring sustainable future for dance and a credible career for those committed to dance as a profession.
Limerick is a support and development organisation. Through a combination of
performance platforms, residency opportunities, master classes, talks and
lectures, Dance Limerick advocates for artistic dialogue and exchange. In
collaboration with dance artists across a range of practices, Dance Limerick
promotes the creation of new and innovative work and devises programmes of
access, engagement and participation for the wider public.
Dublin Dance Festival
Each year in May, DDF presents the best Irish and international dance performances in venues throughout the city to a growing and evolving audience.
DDF is a vital platform for artists and the creation of new work. We generate opportunities for artists, both nationally and internationally, through residencies, commissions and partnerships and by encouraging artistic collaboration, experimentation, risk-taking and innovation in dance.
DDF actively seeks-out, establishes and evolves collaborations with like-minded organisations, venues and strategic partners to create opportunities year-round for audiences and artists, exploring new models for producing and touring dance.
Irish Modern Dance Theatre
Irish Modern Dance Theatre is one of the most original and responsive dance companies working in Ireland today. A Dublin-based ensemble which engages with festivals, venues and a wide range of creative collaborators and strategic partners. IMDT commissions distinctive dance works with diverse casts spanning virtuosity, ethnicity and generations, touring its work nationally and internationally. IMDT supports associate artists, curation projects and engaged participation programmes. The company has strong links with the US dance scene and annually produces Dancer from the Dance Festival of Irish Choreography, a valuable platform for Irish and Irish identifying choreographers in New York and Dublin.
Liz Roche Company
Established in 1999, Liz Roche Company is one of Ireland’s leading contemporary dance companies. With a reputation for its finely wrought and beautifully crafted choreographic style, the Dublin based company presents the works of choreographer Liz Roche in collaboration with artists, dancers and designers of the highest calibre. An artistically distinctive and ambitious arts organisation, the company has produced over twenty original productions, touring throughout Ireland and further afield in the UK, Germany, France, USA, Australia and China. The company is dedicated to collaboration, archiving, research, as well as extending the art of contemporary dance through a wide-ranging programme of professional and audience development opportunities
Shawbrook Residential (LD Dance Shawbrook)
Shawbrook manages a year round residency programme for professional dance artists.
Recognised internationally as a centre of excellence for dance & performance, Shawbrook has fostered a nurturing environment of dance creativity for over 35 years. From humble beginnings, Shawbrook is now home to dance studios, a theatre, an outdoor stage, a forest of oak, ash, and beech trees and a suite of accommodation. Our annual programme of events includes a year round International Artists-in-residence programme, Music and Dance performances at our Forest Stage area, and intensive professional development courses for dance artists.
Teaċ Daṁsa was founded by Michael Keegan Dolan in 2016 when Fabulous Beast Dance Theatre moved to the West Kerry Gaeltacht. Teaċ Daṁsa nurtures deeper connections with the traditions, language and music of Ireland, making dance and theatre performance rituals that have meaning and relevance for an audience today. Teaċ Daṁsa creates a place where artists can work together to make dance and theatre performance pieces that are beneficial and transformational for those artists and their audience.
Teaċ Daṁsa continues its tradition of presenting the highest quality work that readily connects with large audiences nationally and internationally. Its productions extend the company’s strong connection beyond the Irish Midlands to Ireland’s West, further enriching the breadth, balance and diversity of dance theatre activity in Ireland.
Led by dancer and choreographer Emma Martin, United Fall is known for its ambitious and visceral work that often combines dance with live music, theatre, film and distinct visual universes, always with the raw expression of dance as the driving force and beating heart.