DI Residency: Zoë Ashe Browne

Mon 29 Jul 2019 - Fri 2 Aug 2019
10:00 - 18:00

For this residency, Zoë Ashe Browne will begin an initial phase of R&D using herself and two male dancers (Gearoid Solan and Dominic Harrison) to explore the theme of change and one’s relationship to the inevitable constant that shapes our lives.

Zoë will work with movement tasks, pre-set movement phrases and partnering improvisation to create a choreographic text that will be used in her upcoming commission for The Royal Ballet of Flanders ‘Choreolab’ programme which will premier in Antwerp in December 2019. 


Zoë Ashe Browne is a dance artist and choreographer from Dublin. Since completing her professional training with The English National Ballet School in London she has danced for companies and choreographers all over Europe. Her first professional engagement was with Ballet Ireland in 2009. During her time with the company she danced the title roles of Carmen and Juliet which were both choreographed by Morgann Runacre Temple and performed in theatres all over Ireland and the UK.

Zoë subsequently went on to be professionally engaged with The English National Ballet Company, The Peter Schaufuss Ballett (Denmark) and Ballett Vorpommern (Germany). Zoë’s choreographic practice has been supported by The Arts Council of Ireland and Dance Ireland. She is currently the recipient of an Arts Council Ireland Dance Bursary award which will see her take up residency in Dance Ireland with 5 dancers, delving into the theme of emigration and the psyche of the outsider.

In 2016 Zoë choreographed and performed in the short Dance film ‘Ballet Átha Cliath’, which was directed by Howard Jones and featured an original score by Irish band Cloud Castle Lake. The film has most recently been accepted to the LA dance shorts film festival in the USA.

In 2017 she was shortlisted for a best dancer nomination in Germany’s Der Faust Awards for her role of Rebecca in Ralf Dörnens ‘Rebecca’s schatten’ a ballet adaptation of the Daphne du Maurier novel, Rebecca. From August 2018 Zoë will be joining The Royal Ballet of Flanders as a full time member of the ensemble.