Brook Dance

Brook Dance is an intensive training and development programme for vocational students and professional dancers early on in their career. An intense and immersive programme, a selected ensemble is led by a mentor in contemporary dance techniques and the art of choreography. Participants are given the opportunity to reflect on and nurture their choreographic practice. There is an opportunity to perform work in a mixed programme of solos, duets and a mentor-led ensemble piece on the Shawbrook Forest Stage in front of an audience. 

Mentors are chosen on a yearly basis.  Application is through an open call, in Spring of each year.

BrookDance is part of our annual rogramme of events, supported The Arts Council of Ireland / An Comhairle Ealaíon 


Brook Dance 2016 & 2017

Brook Dance 2016 & 2017

BROOK DANCE 2017 Mentors Maya M Carroll (Week 1) & Marguerite Donlon (Week 2)

Dancers | Carole Debenath | Harry Parr | Rosie Stebbing | Nathan Chipps | Nora Monsecour| Shona Leahy | Ciara Lynch | Ellen Finlay | Henry Morris | Sean Moss | Aliina Lindroos | Kathy Young | Roisin Whelan | Mintesinot Getachew | Eleanor Waldron

BrookDance 2017 participants are; Nathan Chipps, Carole Debenath, Ellen Finlay, Mintesinot Getachew, Shona Leahy , Aliina Lindroos, Ciara Lynch, Nora Monsecour, Henry Morris, Sean Moss, Harry Parr, Rosie Stebbing, Roisin Whelan and Kathy Young.

BrookDance 2017 participants are; Nathan Chipps, Carole Debenath, Ellen Finlay, Mintesinot Getachew, Shona Leahy , Aliina Lindroos, Ciara Lynch, Nora Monsecour, Henry Morris, Sean Moss, Harry Parr, Rosie Stebbing, Roisin Whelan and Kathy Young.

BROOK DANCE 2016 Mentor TEBBY W.T. RAMASIKE 

Dancers | Ellen Finlay, Emily May, Ciara Lynch, Vanessa Michielon, Leanne Oddy, Niamh O'Loughlin, Abbie Madden, Izzy Britain, Jemma Gould, (Week One only): Eleanor Marsh, Roisin Whelan, Harry Parr, Shona Leahy, Nora Monsecour and Petronella Wienhahn

BROOK DANCE 2015 Mentor | MichaEL Langeneckert

Dancers | Robyn Byrne |  Daisy Cauty | Tabitha Cholet  | Stephanie Dufresne | Jemma Gould | Sophie Hutchinson | Magdalena Hylak | Aaron Jeffrey | Ivonne Kalter | Abbie Madden |  | Orla McCarthy | Elspeth McKeever | Leanne Oddy | Hannah Rogerson | Anna Schneider | Naomi Rivana | Astrid Smits |  Anna Zurkirchen

BROOK DANCE 2014 Mentors |  Chantal McCormick + Margueritte Donlon

Dancers | Lau Beh Chin | Tina Benko | Rachel Brennan | Jamaal Burkmar | Robyn Byrne | Sophie Hutchinson | Neza Jamnikar | Roisin Laffan | Orla McCarthy | Elspeth McKeever |