Deirdre Griffin

Deirdre is a Dublin based dance artist and choreographer. In 2020 Deirdre was a recepient of a Dublin Circus Project and Dance Ireland partnership residency, the Catalyst residency, with artist Jonah McGreevey- an opportunity to develop new work for circus artists.

She trained at the Duncan Conservatory Prague and graduated from Fontys Dance Academy in Tilburg, Netherlands with a BA in Dance Theatre.

She works across contemporary dance, aerial and acrobatics. Her company Headonbody creates works characterised by wild absurdity and high physicality. Soup, a collaboration with sound artist Craig Cox was programmed at First Looks Dublin Dance Festival in May and premiered at Dublin Fringe Festival 2019. Deirdre was nominated for Best Performer and Radical Spirit Award.

As a performer, Deirdre has toured extensively with ponydance theatre in Ireland, UK and Internationally. She has also performed with Junk Ensemble, Brokentalkers, Theatre Lovett and the international hit show RIOT by THISISPOPBABY. She performs and choreographs for the award-winning modern circus company Loosysmokes (IRL). Recently Deirdre choreographed Kitt Phillipa's new music video Fahrenheit.

Image: Luca Truffarelli