Biography

Born: Kildare, Ireland.

Trained: Central School of Ballet.

Joined Scottish Ballet: Autumn 2013, promoted to First Artist in July 2018.

Do you remember a moment when you decided or realised that you wanted to be a professional dancer?
My grandparents took me to the ballet every Christmas and that’s what made me realise I wanted to be a dancer. 

Describe something about your dancing that has changed since joining Scottish Ballet. What caused this change?
Since joining Scottish Ballet I’ve become more confident on stage. When I first joined the company I even found class nerve-wracking. We do a lot of performances each year so it’s a combination of experience, learning from peers and working as a supportive team that has helped with this. 

What’s your pre-show ritual?
A good meal for energy, good music for good vibes, and I can’t go onstage without putting resin (a kind of powder that helps our shoes grip the floor) on my heels and adjusting my pointe shoe elastics.

Are there any dancers or artists that inspire you?
I am inspired every day by my peers at Scottish Ballet. My favourite dancer to watch is Maria Kochetkova. We met her after one of our shows in Moscow in 2014 which was amazing.

What are a few words that would describe your personality in the studio?
Bubbly, enthusiastic and hard working.

What has been a highlight of your time with Scottish Ballet?
In my third year with the company I had the opportunity to dance the role of the big sister in Christopher Hampson’s Cinderella. That was a very enjoyable role to perform!

What’s your favourite thing about Scotland?
My favourite thing about Scotland is the friends I've made here.

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