Tara has been choreographing extensively since 1990.  Her work has been seen in Ireland, the UK, Australia, Canada, the US, and Egypt. She is also an Integrated Dance practitioner and Co-Artistic Director of Croí Glan Integrated Dance Company 

Circus 2019

Who gets to dance? What does Irish look like? Pole dance, twerking, contemporary dance and video projection, a solo show for 2 people, exploring new migrants, toxic masculinity and Me Too.

UC Davis April 26-27 2019

San Francisco International Arts Festival May 30-June 1 2019

Seattle International Dance Festival June 16 2019

Cork Midsummer June 21 2019

Funded by Culture Ireland, Cork County Council, Mondavi Foundation, Feminist Research Institute, and supported by UC Davis Theater and Dance, Dance Ireland, Firkin Crane and Uillinn West Cork Arts Centre.


is a multilayered complex work reflecting on the refugee crisis, queer experience, collective feelings of belonging and displacement, the local and global, focusing on delicate and difficult themes that refuse easy answers. Inspired by a rural Irish valley the show reflects Tara’s very deep connection to place as a survival tool for contemporary existence. 

West Cork Arts Centre 30th Nov 2016

Downtown Contemporary Arts Festival Cairo April 1st 2017

Cork Midsummer Festival June 17th 2017

EchoEcho Derry June 25th 2017

Ballina Arts Centre June 28 2017

Ponderosa, Germany July 8th 2017 

UC Davis December 7-9th2017

FRESH Festival San Francisco Jan 5th-6th, 2018

UC Santa Barbara Performance as Activism Symposium, 5th May 2018

Funded by Arts Council Dance Residency and Cork County Council. Supported by Uillinn West Cork Arts Centre

Gawky and Awkward 2013

‘Whether you see dyslexia as a disability or not, it affects your daily life, and you have to get to a place of excepting it for its foibles, what it gives you, and what it takes away – the way it interrupts your life… In that way it is so like Love.’ (Caroline Bowditch)

Balina Arts Centre (premiere) March 2013

Regional Culural Centre, Letterkenny, March 2013

Ballydehob Hall April 2013

Youghal Mall Arts Centre April 2013

West Cork Arts Centre May 2013

Propeller Dance, Ottawa, Canada October 2013

Skibbereen Arts Festival August 2014

San Francisco International Arts Festival May 2015

Cork Midsummer Festival June 2017

Funded by the Arts Council and Cork County Council and supported by the Firkin Crane and an Arts Access Central Australia residency

Square One

A site-specif trio for local Cairo dancers, based on Richard Tuttle’s idea that square one is the point where life and art become one.

Performed March 2017 Maq‘ad of Sultan Qaitbey 

Re-performance March 2018, Goethe Institute Cairo

Dancers: Nermin Habib, Marihan Samy, Mena Azmy

Music Lea Miklody

(Croí Glan) Commissioned by D-CAF, Cairo

Commissioned by Downtown Contemporary Arts Festival, Cairo 2017


An intricate creation fired by a mix of gothic sensibility, carny irreverence and humour. The kinemat explores the possibilities of flesh and steel hard wired to the imagination. Part of the London 2012 Cultural Olympiad

Unlimited Festival, Southbank, London September 2012

Funded by Fittings Multimedia Arts and the Cultural Olympiad