Zoë Ashe-Browne’s ‘US’ in Ballet Ireland’s BOLD MOVES

We are delighted to be in partnership with Ballet Ireland by supporting 'Us' by Irish choreographer and dancer Zoë Ashe Browne in the company's BOLD MOVES programme. BOLD MOVES is on 22 - 30 March in the O'Reilly Theatre.

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 English National Ballet Company, Peter Schaufuss Ballett (Denmark) and Ballett Vorpommern (Germany). Zoë’s choreographic practice has been supported by The Arts Council of Ireland and Dance Ireland. 

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 and was shown in DanceHouse. 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. In August 2018 Zoë joined The Royal Ballet of Flanders as a full time member of the ensemble.

Us is a short dance piece referencing Zoë's own experience of emigrating away from home to further her professional development, this piece tells the story of the friendships and relationships people form away from home and the significance they can hold for a lifetime.