CoisCéim’s name comes from the Irish word for Footstep and is pronounced “Kush Came”. Firmly established in the Irish psyche, we have presented highly original work to audiences large and small, onstage, on film and off site throughout Ireland and overseas for twenty five years. Our style of performance is distinctive, contemporary and vibrant, with a knowing regard for the everyday.  Artistic Director David Bolger embraces a selection of dance styles to articulate stories and emotions that are relevant to the landscapes in which we live.   

Touring, both nationally and internationally is a key part of CoisCéim. In Ireland, the company has developed strong relationships with an informal network of venues that have a like-minded approach in actively promoting dance. Internationally, its work has been included in many prestigious series and festivals including Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival and Peak Performances in the United States, 14-18NOW, LIFT (London International Festival of Theatre), The Place (Spring Loaded) and the Brighton Festival in the UK, Ten Days on the Island (Tasmania), the Venice Biennale, and was the first Irish contemporary dance company to perform at the Sydney Opera House. CoisCéim has received many awards including two Edinburgh Fringe Firsts, an Argus Angel Award and an Irish Times Irish Theatre Award. We featured as one of An Post’s special stamps to celebrate the contemporary arts, and are widely acclaimed for our “exhilarating…astounding performances” (The Guardian).  Find out more about our productions and what’s coming up here.

In parallel with the performance programme the company conducts an integrated, original and comprehensive artform awareness and participation initiative through CoisCéim Broadreach. Established in 2006, its activities are pioneering, targeting all sections of the population in an exciting and innovative manner to create a genuine curiosity in dance.  Find out more here.

CoisCéim is proud to be funded by the Arts Council of Ireland and supported by Dublin City Council and Culture Ireland



Our mission is to produce exceptional, inclusive, and sustainable dance theatre. We move with integrity, creating distinct and vibrant work that seeks to reflect contemporary Ireland. We are dynamic and forward-thinking in our approach towards performance, access and creative participation. We promote awareness of dance in Ireland and overseas and strive to foster future audiences.



INTEGRITY – our actions are rooted in honesty, kindness and respect
VIBRANCY – we celebrate creativity, originality, imagination and experimentation
CONNECTION – we believe that working with and for people from different places, cultures, and thinking makes us all better at what we do
JOY – we love our work, we are open-minded and aim to find joy in every day

Who’s Who


David is the Co-Founder and Artistic Director of CoisCéim Dance Theatre.

Over the past 25 years, David has directed and choreographed many original productions for the Company, many of which have toured both nationally and internationally – garnering international recognition and receiving prestigious awards for their innovation, performance and choreography

CoisCéim have performed throughout Ireland, UK, Scotland, France, Germany, USA, China and Tasmania and at The Venice Biennale. The Company was awarded two coveted Fringe Firsts at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe for two consecutive years running (2006/2007) and an Argus Angel award in 2012. Recent productions for the Company include Francis Footwork, Body Language, the award-winning The Wolf And Peter, AgnesDance Talking: Portraits of a Dancer, MissingPageantTouch Me, Faun, and the award-winning Swimming with My Mother.

In 2003, CoisCéim Dance Theatre was commissioned to create a large scale performance A Dash of Colour involving 75,000 people for the opening ceremony of the Special Olympics, which was televised worldwide and Intimate Details, a dance spectacle based on the human and animal ornamentation found in the Book of Kells for the Opening Ceremony of the Ryder Cup 2006, also televised and broadcast to over 10 million people. Other large-scale events include the opening ceremony for the UEFA EUROPA LEAGUE at the AVIVA Stadium Dublin.

David has received many commissions for his work notably Ausserhalb Der Gelfahrenzone for the Tanztheatre in Freiburg/Heidelberg, RAW for Fidget Feet Aerial Dance Company (2008) and On The Wall for Croi Glan Integrated Dance Company (2009).

His collaborations with director Trevor Nunn at the National Theatre, London include The Relapse, Tom Stoppard’s The Coast Of Utopia, Love’s Labour’s Lost and Nick Hytner’s production of The Man Of Mode.

For Druid Theatre Company David has collaborated with director Garry Hynes on the award winning Synge Cycle and The Silver Tassie and was an Associate Director for Druid Murphy. Other work for Druid includes King of The Castle, Richard III, The Playboy of the Western WorldSiveSharon’s Grave, The Year Of The Hiker, and Epiphany, The Cherry Orchard, DruidGregory, Once Upon a Bridge. He was Associate Director for DruidShakespeare which premiered in May 2015.

Work at the Abbey Theatre includes By The Bog of Cats, Tarry FlynnThe Colleen Bawn (both also at the National Theatre London), The Secret Fall Of Constance WildeShe Stoops to FollyThe Marriage Of FigaroThe Man Who became a Legend and Big Maggie. In 2012 David was Choreographer and Movement Director on the world premier of James Joyce’s The Dead adapted by Frank McGuinness and directed by Joe Dowling.

David has also collaborated with director Joe Dowling on a number of occasions at the Guthrie Theatre in Minneapolis, most recently co-directing the acclaimed Midsummer with Dowling.  Other work includes Musical Stager and Choreographer on The Pirates of Penzance and H.M.S Pinafore, which was broadcast on PBS ARTS and for which David was honoured with an IVY Award for outstanding choreography.

Other movement direction and choreography projects include Assassins, The Children, The Beginning & A Christmas Carol (The Gate Theatre) Punk Rock (Lyric Theatre Belfast), The Merchant of Venice (Second Age Theatre Company), Buffalo Bill has Gone to Alaska (Pigs Back), Hurl(Barabbas), Dancing at Lughnasa (Théatre du Nouveau Monde Montreal and Lyric Theatre Belfast), King Ubu (Galway Arts Festival), Off Plan (RAW Theatre) and in 2007 David directed Madison’s Descent composed by Mícheál ó Súilleabháin, based on a story and paintings by Page Allen (MontClaire State University, New Jersey).

David was Musical Stager and Choreographer for Cameron Mackintosh’s production of Martin Guerre, which toured the UK and USA in 1999/ 2000. Other work on musical theatre includes Stephen Sondheim’s Follies (National Concert Hall Dublin), Guys and Dolls (Leicester Haymarket/ Groundwork) and Direction for Macbecks (Longroad). In 2013 he was Musical Stager and Choreographer for Heartbeat of Home, from the producers of Riverdance (International Tours & The Piccadilly Theatre, London’s WestEnd). He was also Musical Stager for the RTÉ 1916 Centenary Concert live from the Bord Gais Energy Theatre.

David made his Opera Direction debut in 2004 with Gluck’s Orfeo, which received an Irish Times/ESB Theatre Award for Best Opera Production before being the first Irish Opera Production to be invited to perform at the State Theatre in Wiesbaden (2005). Other work in Opera includes Assistant Director and Choreography for Farnace &  Káta Katanová (Spoleto Festival), Handel’s Imeneo, nominated for the Irish Times Theatre Award for Best Opera Production, Benjamin Britten’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream  (Opera Ireland), Assistant Director and Choreographer for La Traviata (English National Opera) and Choreographer for the world premier of Nicholas Maw’s Sophie’s Choice directed by Trevor Nunn (Royal Opera House, Covent Garden).

In 2001 David co-wrote and choreographed the dance film Hit and Run, which received several awards including The Paula Citron Award for Choreography for the Camera, and The Jury Prize in the Dance On Camera Festival, Lincoln Centre New York. In 2002 David was nominated for an American Choreography Award for his work on the film, one of the highest standards of achievement in choreography throughout the entertainment Industry. David has also written and choreographed Deep End Dance (internationally award-winning short film produced by WILDFIRE FILMS for RTÉ Dance On The Box, 2010) and the award-winning How to Sink a Paper Boat (short film produced by CoisCéim, 2019). Other work in film includes FlatbedMichael Collins and Dancing at Lughnasa with Meryl Streep.

In 2007, David was elected to membership of Aosdána, which honours artists whose work has made an outstanding contribution to the Arts in Ireland.


Clara Bulman is a Dublin based producer with a background in event production and stage management. Currently Clara is a Once Off Production’s Young Producer and a Marketing & Production Assistant at CoisCéim Dance Theatre. In her spare time she records, hosts and produces a podcast which discusses Dublin’s traditions, culture and spaces, called THE THING ABOUT DUBLIN. Clara is a graduate of Dublin Business School and is currently an undergraduate of Dublin City University. Using her education, Clara hopes to make her dreams of diversifying Irish media and broadening the perception of Irish culture in world media a reality.


Caoimhe is a Dublin based actor and ISL/English Interpreter. She was an active member of Creative Steps from 2013, before beginning work as BROADREACH Project Co-ordinator in 2019. Since graduating from Trinity College Dublin with a degree in Deaf Studies, Caoimhe has appeared in productions such as the short film Flicker (Bold Puppy Productions); and Love+ (MALAPROP Theatre).   

Susan Hoffman | Bookkeeper

Susan has wide experience as an administrator and bookkeeper having worked for a range of organisations from large international firms to small entrepreneurial based consultancies, creative concerns and charities in both London and Dublin. She holds a BA in History of Art from Birkbeck College, University of London and has a particular interest in the history of architecture.


Originally from California, Sarah has been a resident of Paris, New York City and now Dublin. She holds a BA in Art History and Film Theory and Criticism from The American University of Paris, and an MA in Cultural Policy and Arts Management from University College Dublin. She has worked in the arts in various capacities for twenty years, and, before relocating to Ireland in 2008, she managed public programming at the then fledgling Rubin Museum of Art in New York City. Sarah has worked with CoisCéim since 2010 and has Line produced CoisCéim productions since 2013.


Aoife McAtamney is an actor, dancer/choreographer, musician and teacher based in Dublin. She began a career as a dancer and choreographer producing work locally and internationally. Their movement practice evolved to music, songwriting and soundscapes for performances and in early 2020 Aoife graduated with an MA (1st) in songwriting at the University of Limerick. Alongside their work in dance and choreography, Aoife coaches dancers and teaches workshops in vocal movement. She is the lead movement artist for Dublin City Council Culture Company where she also cultivates a community arts practice developing investigations of gender, ancestry and nature. Currently Aoife can be seen in Paula Keohoes TV documentary THE WITCH AND THE GODDESS and in NIGHT DANCES, a contemporary dance performance with United Fall.


Michael is a Theatre and Gallery Technician with a background in music and sound design. Having toured with bands as a teenager and working in recording studios, he went on to study Recording and Sound engineering at the Academy of Sound in Dublin before going on to study Stage Management and Technical Theatre at the Lir Academy, graduating as part of the first year of students in 2014. Since then he has worked in multiple roles Including Sound Designer, Composer, Lighting Designer, House Tech, AV Tech, Production Manager, as well as overseeing the installation of multiple digital art works in galleries and site-specific spaces.


Bridget is a co-founder of CoisCéim Dance Theatre working with the company until the end of 2002 and then returning as Executive Producer in July 2013. She has produced numerous new works for the company, including international presentations at the Place, London; Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival & Peak Performances in USA, Ten Days on the Island (Tasmania), Arts Centre Melbourne & Sydney Opera House,  Australia.  She co-produced the multi award winning dance film HIT AND RUN, released on iTunes in 2015 and more recently THE WOLF AND PETER, BODY LANGUAGE and the major international multi-partner collaboration, THESE ROOMS presented as part of ART2016, 14-18NOW at the London International Festival of Theatre (LIFT2018) and at Tate Liverpool. 

Bridget is a Board Member of Aerowaves, the European network for dance that aims to create cross-border performance opportunities for promising emerging choreographers.  She was Ireland’s network partner for 7 years co-programming three platforms for the Dublin Fringe Festival and has sat on a number of Boards including Project Arts Centre (Chair), Irish Theatre Institute (formerly known as The Theatre Shop) & The Tyrone Guthrie Centre at Annamakerrig amongst others. A graduate of Glasgow University and Imperial College, London, she has over twenty years experience in the oil industry world-wide and is a lifetime member of the Society of Petroleum Engineers.


2020 | Winner Best Experimental Short | February 2020 Indie Short Fest | Los Angeles International Film Festival for HOW TO SINK A PAPER BOAT
| Remi Winner, 52nd Annual Worldfest Houston International Film Festival for HOW TO SINK A PAPER BOAT
| Irish Times Irish Theatre Award, 2017 (Audience Choice) with ANU for THESE ROOMS
2016 | Best Children’s Dance Show – BTA Awards 2016 for THE WOLF AND PETER
AUG 2012 | Argus Angel Award, Brighton Festival for SWIMMING WITH MY MOTHER
2011 | Best Production, Limerick Unfringed for SWIMMING WITH MY MOTHER
AUG 2006 | Scotsman Fringe First Award, Edinburgh Fringe Festival for KNOTS
AUG 2005 | Scotsman Fringe First Award at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival for CHAMBER MADE
SEPT 2005 | Best Production Award at Dublin Fringe Festival 2006 for KNOTS
SEPT 2004 | Sexiest Show, Dublin Fringe Festival for CHAMBER MADE
2003 | HIT & RUN wins The Jury Prize at Dance on Camera, New York and a Platinum Award for Creative Excellence at WorldFest, Houston
2002 | Paula Citron Award for Choreography for the Camera at the Moving Pictures Festival for Dance on Film and Video in Toronto for HIT & RUN
AUG 1998 | AIB Better Ireland Award for SEASONS
DEC 1997 | Irish Times Choreographer of the Year Award for HIT AND RUN, BACK IN TOWN and BALLADS
DEC 1996 | Irish Times Dance Show of the Year for STRAIGHT WITH CURVES
DEC 1996 | Irish Times Choreographer of the Year for DRAGONS AND TONICS
Nominated for Total Theatre Award and Carol Tambor Award at Edinburgh Fringe Festival for KNOTS (2006)

DEEP END DANCE, a short dance film written and choreographed by CoisCéim Artistic Director David Bolger was awarded BEST SHORT FILM at the Irish Film Festival, Boston 2011 and was nominated for an Ifta for Short Film. It is the winner of the SPECIAL JURY PRIZE at Idill 2011 and BEST SHORT FILM at both The Celtic Media Festival 2011 and the FastNet Film Festival 2011. It shared the audience award for BEST SHORT at the Capital Irish Film Festival 2011 and was shortlisted for PRIX ITALIA 2011.


CoisCéim Dance Theatre Limited is a non-profit making company limited by guarantee. The company is approved for tax deductible sponsorship under current charitable legislation.

ADDRESS 42 Fairview Strand, Dublin 3, D03 YV62  |  TELEPHONE +353 (0)1 878 0558  |  EMAIL info@coisceim.com
Niamh O’Donnell
ACCOUNTANTS KSi Faulkner Orr Limited. Statutory Auditors, Behan House, 10 Lower Mount Street, Dublin 2
BANKERS Allied Irish Banks, 101 Grafton St, Dublin 2
LAWYERS Finlay & Company Solicitors, Molyneux House, 67-69 Bride Street, Dublin 8
FUNDED BY The Arts CouncilDublin City CouncilCulture Ireland
A MEMBER OF Dance Ireland, Theatre ForumCreateGreen Arts Initiative in Ireland and Let’s Talk About Dance, an informal association of dance practitioners in Ireland focussing on knowledge sharing, peer support and advocacy.
COMPANY REG NO 228131  |  TAX REG NO 8228131  |  REGISTERED CHARITY NO 20031435 



We confirm that our organisation complies with The Charities Regulator’s Governance Code. Please see DOWNLOADS below for our Compliance Record Form approved by the Board on 4 June 2020. Previously, CoisCéim was also compliant with The Governance Code (Type C) for the Community, Voluntary and Charitable Sector in Ireland.  

CoisCéim is fully committed to achieving the standards contained within the Charities Regulator’s Guidance For Fundraising to ensure full accountability and transparency to all our donors. 

CoisCéim is committed to compliance with the Arts Council Recommended Guidelines for Financial Reporting and to Standard A on the Governance Transparency Scale for organisations in receipt of recurring Arts Council funding.

Tax Clearance Certificate
Governing Document | Constitution
Mission Statement
Audited Accounts 2012  |  2013  |  2014  |  2015  |  2016  |  2017  |   2018  |  2019  |  2020
2014 | Charitable Status
2020 | Charities Regulator Governance Code Compliance Record Form 
2021 | Policy Documentation Summary
2021 | Public Compliance Statement “Guidelines for Charitable Organisations on Fundraising from the Public”
2021 | Due Diligence | Beneficial Owner Statement
2021 | Feedback and Complaints Procedure
2021 | Donor charter statement

David Bolger  |  Artistic Director
Julia Carruthers  |  Board Member
Pádraig Heneghan  |  Board Member (Chair)
James F. Ingalls  |  Board Member
Jacquie Marsh  |  Board Member
Clare McCormack  |  Board Member
Niamh O’Donnell  |  Board Member
Tobi Omoteso  |  Board Member
Bridget Webster | Executive Producer/CEO

As of 2016, the members register is updated annually and is documented within the minutes of the Annual General Meeting of the Company 

Artistic Director* €50-55,000 | Executive Producer (CEO)* €50-55,000 | General Manager €40-45,000
*These positions are part-time ranging from 2 to 3 days per week.


Julia Carruthers  |  appointed 23 June 2021

Julia Carruthers started her career as a secretary in John Drummond’s Edinburgh International Festival office.  She was subsequently Programme Co-ordinator at Riverside Studios, taking on administration for choreographer in residence, Michael Clark.  She then was Festival Co-ordinator at the Dance Umbrella Festival and a Dance Officer at the Arts Council of England.  Working freelance, she managed choreographers Jonathan Burrows and Russell Maliphant, and lighting designer Michael Hulls and was Tour Manager for Michael Clark Company’s collaboration with The Fall, as well as undertaking many research and monitoring/assessment projects.

She was Head of Dance & Performance at Southbank Centre 2000-2008, launching Akram Khan Company, Stan Won’t Dance, Bonachela Dance Company and Gauri Tripathi while artists in residence and introducing London/UK audiences to Australian Dance Theatre, James Thiérrée and Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui. She was in Time Out magazine’s London’s Top 100 ‘Movers, Shakers and Opinion Makers’ in 2006.   She was Executive Ddrirector at Akram Khan Company, based in London and touring worldwide.   Julia was recently Director of the Dublin Dance Festival (2012-2015).  She subsequently spent time in Berlin on a Goethe Institute scholarship.  She is currently Programme Director at Warwick Arts Centre on the University of Warwick campus.

She has programmed ‘Dance on Film’ at the British Film Institute and been the Dance Ambassador for the SKY Arts Awards.  She has been an adviser to the British Council, been part of the European EU funded networks DanceWEB, E-Motional and Aerowaves and has been on the Boards of Dance City in Newcastle, Birmingham DanceXchange, the Lighthouse Arts Centre in Poole and Theatre Forum in Ireland.  She is currently on the Board of Heart of Glass.

Pádraig Heneghan (Chair) |  appointed 28 January 2016

Pádraig Heneghan is a freelance General Manager and Producer.  He is currently working with Landmark Productions, Riverdream Productions and Tyrone Productions on various projects.  He has worked with Fabulous Beast Dance Theatre (Stravinsky Double Bill, international touring of Rian) and was Deputy Director of the Gate Theatre for many years.  He was in charge of all touring projects for the Gate since 2003, working with some of the major worldwide festivals (Lincoln Center Festival, Edinburgh International Festival, Sydney Festival, B.A.M. Next Wave Festival, Barbican).   He is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Ireland and is a board member of The Corn Exchange and Theatre Forum.

James F. Ingalls | appointed 23 June 2021

James F. Ingalls is an American Lighting Designer. Training: Yale School of Drama; University of Connecticut.

Druid: The Beacon, DruidShakespeare: Richard III, The Beauty Queen of Leenane, Waiting for Godot, DruidShakespeare: Richard II, Henry IV (Pts 1&2), Henry V.

Gate Theatre: Pale Sister

Designs for dance: The Firebird (Miami City Ballet), Unbound (San Francisco Ballet’s New Works Festival), several pieces for Paul Taylor, many pieces for Mark Morris including The Hard Nut and L’Allegro, il Penseroso ed il Moderato; Twyla Tharp’s 50th Anniversary Tour.

Designs for opera: world premieres of John Adams’ Doctor Atomic and Nixon in China; and of Kaija Saariaho’s Only the Sound Remains and L’Amour de Loin, all directed by Peter Sellars; Il Farnace and Kat’a Kabanova, both directed by Garry Hynes (Spoleto Festival/USA); ten productions at the Metropolitan Opera.

He often collaborates with the Wooden Floor dancers, Santa Ana, California.

Jacquie Marsh |  appointed February 2019

Born into a very entrepreneurial family in County Meath, Jacquie has always been immersed in the dynamic environment of business growth and development. Most recently Jacquie has been the Managing Director of The Butler’s Pantry now a brand leader with 10 shops in Dublin. An experienced board member and business mentor, Jacquie is an advocate of strong corporate culture and the pursuit of excellence. Living with her husband and 3 children in Sandycove, Jacquie is an avid supporter of the performing arts, a choir member, breeds Labrador Retrievers and is an active Ethical Celebrant.

Clare McCormack |  appointed February 2019

Clare McCormack is an Arts PR. She has worked predominantly in the U.K., working in-house with organisations such as the Olivier Awards, Edinburgh International Festival, National Theatre of Scotland, the National Galleries of Scotland and Edinburgh International Film Festival and for The Corner Shop, the UK’s leading PR agency for the arts. Working from the agency’s London and Edinburgh offices, clients included Hull UK City of Culture 2017, Paines Plough, HighTide Theatre, The Royal Lyceum Theatre, Latitude Festival and the National Theatre Wales.
Whilst based in Dublin (2018-2020) she worked in a freelance capacity with clients including the Abbey Theatre, Company Philip Connaughton, Live Collision International Festival and Prime Cut Productions.  She is currently Head of Press & PR at Hampstead Theatre in London.


Niamh O’Donnell is Director of Poetry Ireland, an all island resource organisation nurturing poets and developing poetry by building content, capacity, interest, understanding, participation and engagement.  Poetry Ireland’s strategic intent is to bring poetry to the forefront of civic life and to secure poetry’s relevance for generations to come.

In 1990 Niamh worked in the Gallery of Photography, she moved in 1994 to re-establish Black Church Print Studio, an artist resource organisation, followed by a position as Artistic Programme Coordinator in ArtHouse Multimedia Centre in 1999. In 2001, Niamh worked as General Manager and Executive Producer in Project Arts Centre and then in 2014 took up the role of Artistic Director of Mermaid Arts Centre where she presented an ambitious programme of Irish and international visual arts, dance, theatre, music and art-house cinema. 


Tobi Omoteso is a National and Internationally acclaimed Nigerian/Irish B-boy (Breakin’ / Breakdancer) and Hip-Hop Freestyle dancer, training at Broadway Dance Centre, West Bronx, New York and Breakbeat Dance Studios, Waterford. Tobi has been dancing for over 20 years and supports the foundations of this dynamic and influential dance form with his B-boy crew – RECESSION SQUAD NINJAS. 

Tobi is the curator and director of the hugely popular TOP 8 STREET DANCE BATTLE that brings together the best of Irish and International street dance to old/new audiences – now heading into its 8th year, the event has been part of Dublin Dance Festival since 2016.

As a choreographer, Tobi’s work has been presented across Ireland including Dublin Dance Festival, What’s Next Festival (Limerick) and at the Irish Arts Center, New York. As a performer, he has worked with many of Ireland’s leading choreographers in multiple media and as a dance facilitator he has brought his knowledge of Hip-Hop and Breakin’ into a wide variety of youth and academic contexts.


We would like to say thank you to those who have so generously shared their time, expertise and experience with us as members of our Board:
Miranda Arkwight | Anne Byrne | Ali Curran | Elma Cusack | Olwen Dawe | Kenneth Edge | Susan Gill | Aideen Gohery | Richard Guiney | Garry Hynes | Gary Jermyn | Darragh Kelly | Mary Lally | Brigid McManus | Patrick Murphy | Madeleine Nesbitt |  Cian O’Brien | Niamh O’Flynn | Charlie O’Neill | Diana Richardson | Morleigh Steinberg | Barney Whelan 


An Internship at CoisCéim is an opportunity for a student to gain practice and experience in a production or office setting under the guidance of CoisCéim staff. Specific projects and tasks vary according to the interests and course requirements of the Intern – we endeavour to help people to develop valuable skills, discover where their strengths and interests lie and gain valuable industry experience. The internship programme is currently suspended and will recommence when conditions allow.  For more information contact us at info@coisceim.com or 01 878 0558.


“CoisCeim is one of the few professional touring companies that has a community dance programme. I respect the approach and creativity of the company and have gained a fantastic first hand learning experience.” – Dance Student

“I don’t I think could pinpoint one thing as my favourite part of the internship as it was all such a good experience. The people in CoisCéim are so nice and this made me feel right at home. I got to see from the very start of the sound design till the last day of the show so I really got an insight into the whole production and I feel honoured that David, Ivan and Sarah could give me that opportunity.” – Karl McDonnell

“As a Production Intern for CoisCéim Dance Theatre, I learned a lot about a work in progress, the scheduling of a production that has many get-ins & outs, and I grew a lot as part of a production team. I believe I really benefited from my internship both personally and professionally.” -Third Level Student

“I learned many skills working as an administrative intern, from getting costumes quickly, to improving my IT and photography skills, CoisCéim gave me the opportunity to apply these skills in a professional setting. CoisCéim has a very friendly and professional atmosphere and for anyone interested in a career the arts, it is fascinating to see how a professional company works.” -Transition Year Student

“My internship enabled me to meet many people and network within Dublin’s dance scene.” – MA student

“My time as a dance intern with CoisCéim Dance Theatre was exciting and challenging. I immediately walked into a warm and welcoming atmosphere which made me feel very comfortable. David’s work with ANU was inspiring and captivating, I would encourage anyone who can get to see the performance of these rooms to do so, it really will be something special. As a dance intern I felt fully involved in the process from start to finish and loved working with professional artists from multiple disciplines. I gained a lot of valuable skills and industry experience.” – Roisín Whelan


MORGAN OSE | 2017  Production / Administrative Intern
FINN CRANSTON | Transition Year Placement 
ROISÍN WHELAN | 2016  Creative Development / Choreography Intern for THESE ROOMS
JULIA HAZEL | 2016 Administrative / Creative Steps Intern
DYLAN HYLAND | 2015 BROADREACH Dance Assistant Intern
FIONA MITCHELL | 2015 Production Assistant for THE WOLF AND PETER
MARY PELLETT  |  2015 Summer Administrative Intern
LAURA DUTHIE | 2015 Administrative Intern
NICK HEINZEN | 2014 Summer Administrative Intern
RACHEL PIANALTO | 2014 Spring Administrative Intern
FIONA PATTEN | 2014 Production Assistant for BODY LANGUAGE
CIARA DREDGE | 2014 Assistant Stage Manager for AGNES
TULLIA GIACOMELLI | 2014 Costume Assistant for AGNES
BECKA BARNES | 2014 Transition Year Administrative Intern for AGNES
ALISON MOONEY | 2013 Transition Year Intern for COISCÉIM CONNECTIONS

As a registered charity, CoisCéim relies on your support. Share our spirit and be an advocate for arts and culture in our society, find out more about making a donation here.