Philip is a choreographer/performer originally from Dublin. He began dancing locally and then went on to train at the Rambert School of Ballet and Contemporary Dance in London. As a choreographer, his first solo, Embody, was created during a residency at Movement Research (NYC), and since then he has been performing his work internationally. Philip was Associate Artist of Dance Ireland [2013/14] and Artist in Residence at Axis Ballymun [2012] where he had the opportunity to create Mortuus Est Philippus for Dublin Dance Festival. In 2014, he created a large-scale ensemble piece Tardigrade which won best design in the Tiger Dublin Fringe Awards. His lecture-performance Dance Uncovered (sensational) was featured is Dublin Dance Festival 2015. He created Whack!in collaboration with Ashley Chen of Compagnie Kashyl in Paris in April this year and will tour this in Ireland and France in late 2015/early 2016. Also working in theatre and opera, his credits include Der Vampyr for Cork’s Midsummer Festival, The Gate Theatre’s production of The Threepenny Opera for Dublin Theatre Festival and Noel Coward’s The Vortex - also at The Gate. He was choreographer/ass. director on Faust at The Everyman and The Bloody Irish for PBS TV, America. Most recently, he choreographed I'm Your Man for THISISPOPBABY for the Dublin Theatre Festival. As a teacher Philip has taught professional classes and workshops for Dance Ireland, Galway Dance Project, the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique et de Danse de Paris, Step Up, Dance Limerick. The University of Limerick, Penn. State University and Drexel University, Philadelphia.


Artistic Director Philip Connaughton


  • Extraterrestrial Events by Philip Connaughton (Samuel Beckett Theatre 2017)

  • WHACK!! ( National Tour 2016)

  • TARDIGRADE (Samuel Beckett Theatre 2014)

  • Mortuus est Phillipus (2012)



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    © Philip Connaughton