Róisín O’Brien is a dance artist and writer based in Edinburgh.  

Róisín is currently working on Parliament of Ghostsa new commission for Hidden Door Festival on Friday 10th June 2022. She is part of L20, an artist attachment programme with The Lyceum 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.

In 2019, she began work on A falling ballet, which was developed with support from Creative Scotland, Citymoves Dance Agency SCIO and Summerhall. 

Róisín writes for numerous publications, including The Guardian, Springback Magazine, Fjord Review, and The Skinny, and collaborates with dance artists and companies in writing their show programmes. She was mentored as part of the Scottish Review of Books Emerging Critics Scheme in 2018, and Aerowaves’ Springback dance writing programme in 2016.