Catherine Young

Catherine Young is a Dance Ireland Associate Artist, a UK BENCH Fellow & an associate artist at Siamsa Tire where she has been dancer in residence with Kerry County Council for many years. She was a recipient of Dance Ireland's Hatch Award in 2020.

She spent 8 years training & performing in the US before returning to Ireland.

Catherine has created work for the Dublin Dance Festival, Dublin Fringe Festival, Coisceim Dance Theatre, The Big Bang Festival of Rhythm, Féile Fáilte and the University of Limerick among others.

Her company works 'State of Exception, ‘Ultima Thule', "Woman Stood Regardless' and 'Welcoming the Stranger' have all been received to critical acclaim, with 'Welcoming the Stranger' opening the Ramallah Contemporary Dance Festival in Palestine in 2017. Catherine established The Welcoming Project in 2016 - a progamme that fosters cultural integration & social inclusion of Ireland's new communities through dance.

She is also currently co-curator of the What Next Festival at Dance Limerick.

Read more about the Dance Ireland Associate Artist programme HERE.