Deirdre Grant
Professional

Originally a Wexford native, Deirdre Grant graduated from Middlesex University, London with a BA (Hons)Dance degree in 1993.

Dee is an independent contemporary dance artist/choreographer and author of ‘Prompts for the Mover’ – a visual guidebook around dance performance practice & recovery. She is a former Dance Artist in Residence at Garter Lane Arts Centre Waterford (2017-2022) where she has instigated several professional development programmes for dance artists in the south east of Ireland as well as being the curator of Jolt Dance Week & Symposium. Originally a Wexford native, Dee Grant graduated from Middlesex University, London with a BA (Hons)Dance degree in 1993. In 2008, Dee retrained in Somatic Dance Education with Joan Davis, Maya Lila, Wicklow, a practice that was to have profound effect on both her theatrical works. Dee is no stranger to bringing professional dance to the fore. In 1999 she co-founded, Myriad Dance which between 1999-2013 produced numerous choreographic dance works that were shown nationwide, including Dublin Fringe Festival and Dublin Dance Festival and well as being responsible for creating a new Festival - Sonraigh Youth Dance Festival. Throughout her tenure as Artistic Director, she worked on an ambitious large scale 10 year programme in Youth Dance, in collaboration with the Arts Department at Wexford County Council, who in 2011, commissioned a celebrational dance resource document from her, entitled - “Are We Dancing, Yet?”. Dee is well known as a passionate instigator, educator and dance advocate for the development of contemporary dance practice in Ireland. In her freelance capacity, she has worked (and continues to work) extensively with Arts Officers in Co Mayo, Carlow, Waterford, Wexford, Wicklow and Leitrim Local Authorities, developing & devising several large-scale contemporary dance performance projects & events for professional dancers, health & learning disability sectors. Dee also is an Associate Lecturer at SETU Waterford (formally WIT), working with Department of Arts , Theatre Studies & Department of Early Childhood Studies. You can view her latest work here: https://www.promptsforthemover.com/blog

Headshot: Keith Currams

Performance Image: Culture Night 2018