Caoimhe Wandel Brannigan
“Growing up on the West of Ireland, Caoimhe began her classical dance training at the Mayo School of Ballet under Una Donlon. After receiving an IDTA Theatre Dance Award Nomination, she was accepted into the Academie Americaine de Dance de Paris, and later into DanceEmotions in Freiburg, Germany, where she completed her professional training. During this time, she performed in classical productions such as The Nutcracker and Coppelia, and had the opportunity to partake in workshops with Random Dance (Wayne McGregor) and Benoit Swan Pouffer (Rambert), fostering a love for contemporary dance.
Since returning to Ireland, she has performed in various productions including in the Aviva and at Electric Picnic, and obtained her IDTA teaching qualifications. Most recently, she was selected as a member of the 2019 Emergence cohort, where she created and presented her work ‘Catharsis’ under the mentorship of Ailish Claffey, Jessie Keenan and John Scott.“