As we wish Philippa Donnellan all the very best in her new adventures, words cannot express our immense gratitude for the rich and unique contribution that she has made to the company as founder & Director of CoisCéim BROADREACH over the last 15 years. We will strive to build on your legacy – THANK YOU.



Philippa Donnellan is a professional dance artist, choreographer and arts facilitator based in Dublin.  As the Director of CoisCéim BROADREACH from 2006-2020, she developed a range of creative and educational residencies and partnerships with leading Irish institutions, and directed and choreographed many inspiring projects with different communities in Dublin and across Ireland – including devising and delivering an annual performance project for people aged 50+ for the Bealtaine Festival that brought together three departments in Dublin City Council (2007 -2015). Other key projects for Broadreach include developing the CHOREOGRAPHY PROJECT and youth dance theatre group, CREATIVE STEPS, in addition to leading CREATIVE DANCE TALES, 38 WOMEN, OFF THE WALLS, EMILY, SHORELINE, the EXIT15 commission and THE DOOR.
As an independent artist, Philippa continues the BODY OF WORK  Movement Research Project by exploring themes of work with different communities in Kildare, supported by Kildare Arts Service and the Arts Council. In January 2021, in collaboration with dancer Olwyn Lyons, she became dancer in residence in two Dublin and Kildare care centres as part of Age & Opportunity Artist in Residence in Care Settings 2021, supported by Creative Ireland. She is also the curator of Dance Limerick Connects – a new programme that aims to create pathways for communities in Limerick to connect with dance through participation, discussion, and performance.