Megan Kennedy trained at Alvin Ailey Dance Center in New York City and received a B.A. Honours from Queen Margaret University in Edinburgh. In 2020, she received a Dance Ireland LaunchPad Award for training to develop skills in screenwriting and storyboarding to develop practice in dance film.
Megan is Co-Artistic Director of multi-award winning Junk Ensemble, who are current Cork City Dance Artists-in-Residence at Firkin Crane and previous resident artists at the Tate.
Choreography for live performance includes Villette (West Yorkshire Playhouse), Town is Dead (The Abbey Theatre), Tasting Blue (Bram Stoker, Live Collision, Project Arts Centre Gallery), Tchaikovsky’s Queen of Spades Opera (Edinburgh Festival Theatre), Bram Stoker Festival (IRL), Marble & Bread (Dance Limerick), eX Choral Ensemble (IRL).
Performance and choreography for film includes Five Letters to the Stranger Who Will Dissect My Brain (Tyrella Films), The Wake (Invisible Thread/Oonagh Kearney), Óiche Nollaig na mBan (RTÉ Television/Oonagh Kearney), Wonder House (Dublin Film Festival), Blind Runner (Junk Ensemble/Dance Ireland), Her Mother’s Daughters (Winner Best Actress Capalbio Festival Italy/Dance on Camera NYC/RTÉ Dance on the Box).
Megan has performed with Loosysmokes Aerial Company (IRL), Retina Dance Company (UK), Brokentalkers (The Blue Boy, On This One Night), CoisCéim Dance Theatre (Faun, As You Are), The Abbey Theatre (Romeo & Juliet), Tanz Lange (Germany), Storytelling Unplugged (Romania), Blast Theory (UK), Firefly Productions (Belgium), Bedrock Productions (Pale Angel) and productions for The Ark and The Pavilion.
She was Limerick Dance Artist-in-Residence in 2014-15 and is a Fellow of Salzburg Global Seminar.
Image: Fionn McCann