Originally from New Zealand, Justine has been based in Ireland as a freelance dance artist, teacher and choreographer since 2008. Most recently working with CoisCéim Dance Theatre (BODY LANGUAGE, RHA Gallery 2017, AGNES, DANCE TALKING); United Fall (GIRL SONG, Dublin Theatre Festival 2017, TUNDRA, DOGS, LISTOWEL SYNDROME); Maria Nilsson Waller (MERRY.GO.ROUND, Dublin Dance Festival 2016); ANU / CoisCéim Dance Theatre (THESE ROOMS, Dublin Theatre Festival 2016); Liz Roche Company (WRONGHEADED, BASTARD AMBER, BODY AND FORGETTING, FAST PORTRAITS, SECONDARY SOURCES); Junk Ensemble (DUSK AHEAD, BIRD WITH BOY, SOMETIMES WE BREAK); Louise White (WAY BACK HOME); Liv O’Donoghue (PROMPTED BREATHLESS, THE WAY WE MET); and Meryl Tankard Australian Dance Theatre (1998-2000). Justine’s own work FOLDS OF THE CRANE was part of Tiger Dublin Fringe Festival 2015, Dublin Dance Festival 2016 and What’s Next Festival, Limerick 2018.
Damian is a 2017 graduate of The Lir National Academy of Dramatic Arts in Dublin. His recent credits include F.A.T.D.A.D in The Complex directed by Vanessa Fielding, JUDGING SHAW in The Royal Irish Academy with ANU Productions, and END OF directed by Conor Hanratty as part of Dublin Fringe Festival. During his time at The Lir he worked on productions such as ALL’S WELL THAT ENDS WELL, THE MERCHANT OF VENICE and MOJO by Jez Butterworth. Previously he studied Mathematics at Trinity College, but soon logically worked out that acting was the much safer career path to pursue for sustainable income and happiness, Q.E.D.
Úna Kavanagh has a B.A. & M.A. from the National College Of Art & Design, Ireland. She has worked extensively across disciplines for over 25 years in her native Ireland, UK, America, France and the Middle East. Úna is a figurative artist whose work includes sculpture, text, painting, drawing, performance, film, installation, animation, script writing and Live Art durational performances. Her practice extends to work in theatre, film, television and radio. Úna has exhibited in both solo and group exhibitions for the last 20 years. Her work is held in private collections across the world. She is an award- winning actress and has received International nominations for her work, most notably alongside Julie Walters and Isabella Adjani for Outstanding Actress in Film at The Golden Nymph Awards, Monaco 2009. Úna has been a company member with multi-award winning ANU Productions since 2010, collaborating on 3 Performance art works, 12 LiveArt Theatre-works & Film.
Niamh trained as an actor at The Guildhall School of Music and Drama, London (2003-06). She began her career at the prestigious Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre in London, returning for several seasons thereafter, and has worked consistently with some of the leading theatre companies in the U.K and Ireland including the National Theatre, Royal Shakespeare Company, The Lyceum Edinburgh, Gate Theatre Dublin, Rough Magic, The Abbey Theatre and ANU Productions’ LAUNDRY (2011); ANGEL MEADOW (2014); SUNDER (2016); ON CORPORATION STREET (2016); THESE ROOMS (2016); and THE SIN EATERS (2017). Niamh collaborates across disciplines and has been part of a number of significant works with prestigious international artists.Television credits include THE CLINIC (RTÉ); HOLBY CITY (BBC); RIVER CITY (BBC); and LITTLE ROY (CBBC). Film credits include John Crowley’s Bafta and Oscar nominated BROOKLYN; and THE CURED Directed by David Freyne which was recently premiered at TIFF and Audi Dublin Film Festival.