Róisín O’Brien is a dance artist and writer based in Edinburgh.  She premiered her first full-length work, Entrails, at the Edinburgh Fringe in 2016. Her short work, Great, was showcased in Dancebase’s 2017 Heads Up showcase.

In 2018, Some People Say, was selected for The Place’s Resolution festival and was performed with musicians silo portem at Hidden Door Festival on the 30th of May, 2018.

Róisín is currently developing A Falling Ballet, developed through residencies at Citymoves Aberdeen and Dance Base Edinburgh

Róisín writes for SeeingDance.com, The Skinny and Springback Magazine. She was mentored as part of the Scottish Review of Books Emerging Critics Scheme in 2018.



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While studying for a Masters in Film Studies at UCL, Róisín became actively involved in choreographing within the university’s dance society.  This pushed her on to pursue dance at Trinity Laban, where she gained a Diploma in Dance Studies with Distinction.

Róisín  has since had her work performed at the Ajos Dance Festival in 2015 and the Edinburgh Fringe Festival in both 2016 and 2017.

Some People Say premiered at The Place’s Resolution Festival in January 2018 and was shown at Hidden Door Festival in May 2018.

Her current project is A Falling Ballet, developed through residencies at Citymoves Aberdeen and Dance Base Edinburgh.

A Falling Ballet

Some People Say




UCLU Dance Society

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Róisín regularly reviews for SeeingDance and The Skinny, and is a graduate from Aerowaves’ Springback dance writing scheme.  She has a strong academic writing background, both from her research at Trinity Laban and in previous degrees studying literature and film.


Springback Academy


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