DU Dance (NI) is a professional dance development company founded in 2007. The company is based in Belfast and works across the island of Ireland, the UK and internationally. Its aim is to introduce young people to dance and the creative arts, and to advocate dance as a tool for facilitating personal and social development. Its vision is to advance dance as an art form, build community connections, and foster tolerance and respect. With performance as an integral part of the process, DU Dance (NI) provides access to innovative contemporary dance workshops and projects across communities, which may have limited or no dance provision, challenging traditional views of the relevance and value of dance.


Artistic Director Mags Byrne
Company Manager Louise Dempster-O'Neil


  • Unanimous (Lyric Theatre 2018)

  • Unanimous (Lyric Theatre 2017)

  • Dance Hall Extravaganza ( Ballymoney Evergreen Club 2016)

  • Sutemos ( Northern Ireland Assembly, Stormont 2016)

  • Belfast International Youth Dance Festival (2016)

  • Heroes on the Hill ( Dungannon 2015)

  • Distant Echoes ( Irish Youth Dance Festival 2014)

  • Outer Edge ( Commonwealth Youth Dance Festival, Glasgow 2014)

  • eMERGEency ( Ulster Hall, Belfast 2014)

  • Unanimous (Belfast Waterfront 2014)