Áine Stapleton works in dance, film and music. She has a 1st Class Honours Degree in Dance Studies from the University of Surrey, London. She has written, directed, produced and performed her own work since 2005 for both national and international presentation.
Áine created feature film Medicated Milk based on Lucia Joyce, daughter of Irish writer James Joyce. Medicated Milk was made in collaboration with José Miguel Jiménez and features an original sound score by Somadrone. It was programmed twice by the Irish Film Institute in Dublin and screened at the 6th International DRFI Conference at NYU Tisch School of Arts in New York.
She is currently working on a second creative project about Lucia with support from the Arts Council of Ireland, Arts and Disability Ireland, Dance Ireland, The James Joyce Centre Dublin, Tanzarchiv Zurich and the Irish Embassy in Bern, Switzerland.
Áine has received co-productions, commissions and residencies from Abrons Arts Centre NYC, Centre for Performance Research NYC, Project Arts Centre and Dance Ireland Dublin, the Obie Award winning Chocolate Factory Theatre NYC, Bakelit Multi Arts Centre Budapest, Mermaid Arts Centre Bray, Tanzhaus Zurich. Her work has been funded by the Arts Council of Ireland, Dublin City Council, Wicklow Arts Office, Dance Ireland and Culture Ireland.
She was invited to present a paper as part of Women, War and Peace, a conference at Trinity College Dublin, examining what role artists have in promoting gender equality, human rights and peace across Europe. She also presented at University College Cork's Body Stories conference in 2016, and upcoming at The Book and The Body at University College Dublin.
Áine is Dance Ireland Associate Artist 2019