Catherine Donnelly is an independent dance artist working with a diverse range of organisations, age groups and abilities. Based in the West of Ireland, Catherine is interested in facilitating opportunities for people, especially those new to dance, to explore movement and dance, engage with the art form and in a creative process, using the body as medium.
In 2007 she founded The Elderberries weekly creative movement and dance workshops for over 55s, based in Roscommon Arts Centre and was Dancer in Residence for Bealtaine 2018 with Mayo Arts Office.
She produced two short dance works on film during her Scaffolding Dance residency in 2018 in Irish Manufacturing Research, Mullingar, supported by Westmeath County Council and Dance Ireland.
During her 2008 residency in Bank of Ireland, Roscommon (a Roscommon Arts Office Art@Work initiative) she produced a short dance work on film entitled ‘Dance Works and Money Matters’ which was screened to the public in branch during opening hours.
She recently completed working on her first Commission, ‘Navigating a Future’, awarded by Mayo County Council and is currently a Dancer in Residence with Ballina Arts Centre, part of their Arts Council Dance Artist Residency Scheme.