Oona Doherty

Choreographer (Ireland), London Contemporary Dance School

Oona Doherty is a choreographer currently working at the forefront of contemporary dance. In an attempt to bring honesty and sincerity into the body and to the stage, Oona has successfully been creating work that has been performed internationally for over a decade.   

Since 2003, Oona Doherty became a Featured Artist of Dance Umbrella in 2019, making her debut at the festival with Hard to be Soft – A Belfast Prayer. This work won her the accolade of ‘The most exciting young voice in contemporary dance’ by The Guardian, who deemed it their No. 1 Dance Show of 2019. 

Oona has been teaching dance theatre workshops in Europe for over a decade and has most recently created a new work on the National Youth Dance Company, where she has been working with aspiring young artists who are gifted with the opportunity to be a part of a new creative work and tour the UK.  

Oona is currently an associate artist at the Pavilion Noir’s Ballet Preljocaj in Aix-en-Provence, France and is one of the recent CHANEL Next Prize winners.