Robyn is an interdisciplinary choreographer and performer, working across dance, theatre, film and spectacle.
Robyn is a contemporary dancer, maker and teacher based in the Midlands. She holds a First Class Hons, BPA Degree from the Northern School of Contemporary Dance and was awarded the Carolyn Woolridge Outstanding Performer of the Year on graduating. She continued studying at NSCD, obtaining her Postgraduate Diploma in 2015.
In her final year of study she joined Verve dance company touring works by Theo Clinkard, Kerry Nicholls and Luca Silvestrini (Protein Dance) throughout the UK/Europe. Since graduating Robyn has worked with Plan B Dance, Emma Martin/United Fall (2018 – present) Irish National Opera, Jamaal Burkmar Dance/Extended Play, Iseli-Chiodi Dance Company (2019 – present) and Jessica Dessner.
In 2020 Robyn began research on her own work, O before I. During this time she created a documentary which has been selected for official screenings at Fastnet Film Festival 2021 and Europa Film Festival, Spain. Recently Robyn performed and choreographed Ériu’s Threshold, a film funded by the Department of Culture, Heritage & the Gaeltacht for Body & Soul Festival. Upcoming 2021 projects include Glimmer, supported by Dublin Theatre Festival’s Futures programme, and Heat Sink, a collaborative project supported by the Arts Council of Ireland.
It’s their story and without claiming to make a huge statement, they are tapping into something for all of us — Gitta Wigro, Screen Dance Programmer, Leeds Intl. Film Festival (O before I)
1. Film Still of Robyn Byrne in Éiru’s Threshold, choreography by Robyn Byrne and directed by Mia Mullarkey (2021).
2. Film Still of Robyn Byrne in Modern Love, directed by Gareth Byrne (2021).
3. Robyn Byrne in Glimmer (work-in-progress) by Robyn Byrne and Rachel Ní Bhraonáin. Photo credit: Shane Vaughan (2021)