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Oona Doherty

Oona Doherty is a Dance Artist based in Northern Ireland. 

Oona studied at The London School of Contemporary Dance, University of Ulster and LABAN She has a BA Honor’s and a Post Graduate in Contemporary Dance Studies.

She has been performing Dance Theatre internationally since 2010 with companies such as TRASH (NL), Abbattoir Ferme (BE), Veronika Riz (IT), Emma Martin/United Fall (ROI), Enda Walsh & Landmark Productions (ROI).

Oona’s 30min solo work Hope Hunt and the Ascension into Lazarus is the winner of the 2017 Total Theatre and The Place Dance Award at the Edinburgh Fringe, the 2016 Dublin Tiger Fringe Festival Best Performer Award.

Oona has been awarded Aerowaves 2017 selected artists. Prime Cut REVEAL Artist 2016-18 Maison de la Danse Lyon Associate Artist 2017/20. La Briqutterie Paris Associate 2018/20.


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Her show Hard To Be Soft- A Belfast Prayer was developed through the Arts Council of NI’s Major Artist Award and produced by Prime Cut Productions in a co-commission with Belfast International Arts Festival, Dublin Dance Festival, The Abbey Theatre and La Briquetterie. In 2018 it headlined at the Abbey Theatre as part of Dublin Dance Festival before touring Europe.

Lady Magma. Is Oona’s new 2019 work developed through Prime cut productions and la Briquetterie Paris for Val du Mane Festival Danse Biennale Paris with is premeire at Atelier de Paris before its European tour.

Oona’s new work NAVY is planned for 2021/22

Oona Doherty & Luca Truffarelli Films have been screened in Cinemas, dance festivals and as part of Doherty’s Visual Art exhibitions in Europe.

She has been teaching workshops since 2010. Oona is an ISAAC associate for performance.

She’s moody, but she’s good craic and she likes dancing.