Alumni of the company
Birthdate: 14-05-1982 Birthplace: Dublin. Nationality: Irish. Education: Dublin Ballet School (1987-1996), Dorothy Stevens School of Dance (1997), Central School of Ballet, London (1998-2001). Teachers: Ella Doran, Dorothy Stevens, Maria Teresa de Real, Michelle Goyens, Antonio Castillo, Carole Gable, Sara Matthews. Experience: Opera Theatre de Metz, France, Saarlandisches Staatstheater, Saarbrucken, Nederlands Dans Theater 2 (2004-2007), Joined Nederlands Dans Theater 1 in August 2007.
Zoe Ashe-Browne danced with the INYB company for 6 years before joining the English National Ballet school for three years. During her training she won the Stella Mann bursary, the Gordon Edwards Bursary and the Elizabeth Baines-Hewitt award from the ISTD. In her graduate year she performed with the English National Ballet Company in The Sleeping Beauty, Manon and Swan Lake. Upon graduation she joined Ballet Ireland, performing in Cinderella and Lyric suite in her first season and created the title role of Juliet in Morgann Runacre-Temple’s Romeo and Juliet in her second season. Zoe now works with the Peter Schaufuss ballet in Denmark. She has so far performed in the productions of Michael I’m Bad, The boys from liverpool, The King and Ashton’s Romeo and Juliet where she played Lady Capulet in the London Coliseum this summer along side the Bolshoi ballet’s Nathalia Osipova and Ivan Vasiliev. Zoe will be performing in the Brighton Dome this December in The Nutcracker and Romeo and Juliet with the Peter Schaufuss ballet.
Lindsay Ashe-Browne danced with INYB for 4 years before training in London Studio Centre for 3 years on full scholarship. During this time she received the Joan Denise Moriarty Award from the Irish Arts Council, gained her Advanced 2 RAD exam and in the 3rd year performed with Intoto Dance the 3rd year contemporary company. Lindsay danced with Cork City Ballet, Chrysalis Dance and in the Dublin Dance Festival as a professional dancer before training as a teacher with the Royal Academy of Dance. Here she was awarded the Licentiate qualification, one of the highest awarded. She is now the director of The Dance Institute in Ireland and teaches for many schools around London.
Karen Williams attended Elmhurst School in Surrey from the age of 16 and was professionally trained in classical ballet and contemporary dance. She then went on to have a successful musical theatre career. Some credits include; Dirty Dancing, Aldwych Theatre London (Penny, Vivian and Mrs. Shumacher), Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, UK Tour, Disney’s Beauty and the Beast, UK Tour, Hello Dolly! Theatre Royal, Lincoln, Cats, German and Swiss Tour, (Victoria-White Cat), New English Contemporary Ballet (Soloist),Cats, UK Tour (Cassandra, Victoria and Tantomile). She has now returned to Dublin and has opened her own dance school Leotards and Monologues in Rathfarnham. She also teaches at Debbie Allen School of Dance and Atomic Stage School.
Training: Born in Dublin, Rachel Ensor started her training at the Debbie Allen School of Dance and was also a member of the Irish National Youth Ballet. Whilst there she performed as a soloist in Cork City Ballet’s Le Corsaire. At the age of 16, Rachel went on to study full time at the Bird College Conservatoire of Performing Arts.
Theatre: Since graduating, Rachel has played the role of Swing, Understudy/Alternate Baby and Understudy Mrs Schumacher in Dirty Dancing (Aldwych Theatre), Victoria the White Cat in Cats (UK & European tour), Ballet ensemble in Phantom of the Opera (Her Majesty’s Theatre) and has also performed with Applause Productions in Cardiff and Davidance in Resolutions.
Other credits: Rachel has filmed the BBC HD Ident, and performed on The Alan Tictchmarsh Show (ITV), Children in Need (BBC), and for Sports Relief.
Chris now dances with Ballet Vorpommen, Germany.
Kate opened her own thriving School Of Dance situated in Rathfarnham, Knocklyon and Dundrum and frequently works in local primary and secondary schools and libraries through her dance education workshops.
Keeva has performed with for many international Artists and Brands such as Peter Maffay, DJ Bobo, The Overtones, Samsung, Mcfit, David Garrett and as a Company Member for FriedrichstadtPalast just to name a few.
Central School of Ballet, London.
May 2014, Romeo and Juliet, Scottish Ballet. November 2014, Swan Lake, Ballet Ireland. MA, Laban College. Photo by Andy Ross.
Graduate programme, Northern Ballet, Leeds. Ballet Ireland Nutcracker tour, Autumn 2016.
Northern Ballet School, Manchester.
Northern Ballet School, Manchester.
Ballet Ireland Nutcracker tour, Autumn 2016.
Matthew Bourne’s The Red Shoes, Dec 2016.