Dylan Quinn - Artistic Director

Dylan Quinn has worked as a professional dance artist for over 17 years. He created DQDT in 2009 to further develop his choreographic work. Dylan trained at the Northern School of Contemporary Dance in Leeds England.

 

Upon completing a BA Performing Arts Dance Dylan went on to work with a number of different companies for productions in London festivals Resolutions and Spring Loaded.

 

Dylan worked for several years with Ludus Dance Company and it was during this time that he further developed his interested in creating work that says something about the world within which we live. This resulted in a number of innovative projects including work with:

 

HMP Lancaster Castle & HMP Preston,

TIPP -Theatre in Prisons and Probation

Action Aid Ghana,

Peace Education Centre in Sheffield,

 

In 2001 Dylan relocated to Spain to undertake an MA in Peace and development Studies at the Universtad Di Cataollina. Upon returning to Northern Ireland Dylan worked as a lecturer on a Peace and Community Development course in Sligo and became Artist in Residence with Fermanagh District Council.

 

Over the preceding years Dylan undertook an extensive and extremely wide ranging of freelance projects including:

  • Dance Film project with Birmingham Royal Ballet and Dance Exchange

  • A number of commissions by Belfast based Maiden Voyage Dance Company

  • Commission production for Ludus Dance Company

  • Solo performances at Spring Loaded London, Baryshnikov Theatre APAP New York, Dublin Dance Festival,

  • Performances at Edinburgh Fringe Festival

  • Numerous Education and community projects across the UK and Ireland

 

In 2009 Dylan and Dance Manager Hannah Curr established Dylan Quinn Dance Theatre. Since then Dylan Quinn Dance Theatre has established an extensive programme of community and education work across Fermanagh and beyond. The company has created 5 professional commissions and a number of external ones.

 

Since its inception DQDT has presented 4 national tours along with work at Dublin Fringe and Dublin Dance Festivals, Happy Days International Beckett Festival, Spring Loaded and undertaken British Council Support work in India and Hong Kong.