Rob Heaslip

Contemporary

Prior to beginning his contemporary training, Rob, as a professional Irish dancer, was a member of Siamsa Tíre, The National Folk Theatre of Ireland and earned a BA in Languages and Cultural Studies as well as an MA in Contemporary Performance from The Irish World Music Academy of Music and Dance at The University of Limerick, Ireland. He later completed 3 years of professional training at The Scottish School of Contemporary Dance and founded max.IMEALLdance in 2010 with works performed in Dublin Dance Festival, The Edinburgh Fringe Festival (2010 & 2012), The Merchant City Festival Glasgow, Dance Live Aberdeen (2012 & 2013) and Resolution!2010 London. 

Throughout his career Rob has worked and toured both nationally and internationally with companies such as Irish Modern Dance Theatre and David Hughes Dance Productions Ltd. He has also performed in works by Flesh Collective, Oliver Hurley, Mary Nunan, Michael Scott, Charles Lenihan, Vanessa Haska, Cindy Cummings, Kylie Walters, Tanja Liedtke and Ian Spink.
Collaborations he has been involved with include Marie Lidén, Keren Rosenberg, Laura Murphy, Ailish Claffey and Irene Buckley. 

He was also selected to serve as an Assistant Choreographer for The Common Wealth Games Hand-Over Ceremony 2010 in Delhi, India and was a teacher on the Edinburgh Branch for Dance For People with Parkinsons during 2011 and 2012.

His performances and works can be seen throughout Ireland and Great Britain, and he is in constant search of fresh collaborations, as well as nurturing those already embraced. Heritage and cultural preservation are prominent themes in his process; owing to his time spent with Siamsa Tíre, The National Folk Theatre of Ireland.

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