Neil O’Brien

Neil O'Brien

Neil trained in Billie Barry Stage School and Broadway Dance Centre, NYC. While in New York he studied under the mentorship of David Marquez(B’way Tom Sawyer), Josh Bergasse(On the Town,Gigi). He ended up assisting both in many regional shows throughout the USA, most notably Carousel(BSC), Ticket to Ride (Shubert Theatre), West Side Story Suite (City Centre, NYC). He was a member of The Chase Brock Experience and SLC where he created new works shown at City Centre,NY, Alvin Ailey Theatre, NY, Cedar Lake , NY and The Joyce, NY.

Neil created his own dance company Starting Point(e) in 2012. Since then, they have performed two full dance productions in Smock Alley Theatre and were featured in The International Dance Day in 2013. He most recently was associate choreographer in Grease(Gaiety Theatre) and Penny Dreadful Season 2(Showtime).He was choreographer of Sleeping Beauty and Beauty and The Beast in The Cork Opera House and choreographed select pieces for ‘Motown and Beyond’ at Palmerstown House. He also choreographed Miss Kates new music video ‘Trapped in Love’ and ‘Safe Cross Code’ Ad for Road Safety Authority. As a teacher, Neil has taught workshops throughout Ireland, UK, Mexico and USA. He was also on faculty for The Joffrey Summer Intensive and The Pulse Convention, USA.