Róisín O’Brien is a choreographer, writer & producer based in Edinburgh. She is also a qualified yoga instructor.
Her expertise lies at the intersections of contemporary dance, ballet and physical & visual theatre. Her choreographic works are comprised of intricate yet propulsive technical sequences, focusing on group interactions and patterns. She works often in a collaborative way with dancers, bringing out each individual’s unique personality and ability.
In 2022, Róisín was commissioned with composer Rowan McIlvride to create a new site-specific performance for Hidden Door Festival titled Parliament of Ghosts, which was a haunted yet neon, thumping and glitching performance. She was part of L20, an artist attachment programme with The Royal Lyceum Theatre in Edinburgh.
Current projects in development include: Female Rock Ballet (working title), Doom Scroller and a new commission with Hidden Door Festival for 2023.
Her previous works include: A falling ballet (2019-2021), Great (2017) / Some People Say (2018) and Entrails (2016).
Róisín writes for numerous publications, including The Guardian, Springback Magazine, Fjord Review, and The Skinny, and collaborates with dance artists and companies on show programmes. She is a Springback Academy graduate.
She has worked as a producer for DanceLive Festival and MANIPULATE and as an independent producer for artists/musicians duo Long Green Jaws.