Rachel Ní Bhraonáin

Based in Waterford, Rachel works primarily as a dance artist. She was a recipient of Dance Ireland's Launchpad Bursary and a Mentorship Award in 2019.

When not performing, she makes multidisciplinary shows and short films. She is a keen collaborator and happily works across the fields of circus, dance, film and theatre. She is currently a participant on the 8th International PanPan Mentorship programme, researching a new show and is a recipient of Dublin Theatre Festival's Futures commission to work with collaborator Robyn Byrne. Her latest short film Marian was selected by AEMI to be screened at Gaze Film Festival 2020. Her show Losing Your Body won the Wild Card Award at Dublin Fringe Festival 2019 and was nominated for an Irish Times Theatre Award for Best Movement Direction. 

Recent highlights include receiving the 2020 Arts Council Dance Bursary, Hot Desker residency at Dublin Fringe and Firkin Crane's ReFramed Bursary.

Image credit: Gerard O'Keeffe