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Chantal McCormick: Chantal trained at the London School of Contemporary Dance and became interested in aerial circus after graduating. She toured with established dance and circus companies in the UK from 1999-2008 including Scarabeus Theatre with whom she learnt vertical dance skills. Chantal loves working on the ground using dance, contact and theatre and enjoys finding ways to bring them into the air, using anything to climb or fly on.
In 1998 Chantal co founded and became artistic director of FIDGET FEET Aerial Dance Theatre, Ireland’s leading aerial dance company with whom she directs, choreographs and performs. Since 2004 she has directed many shows including, ‘I Cant Handle me’, ‘Remember Her’, ‘ Wired and Free’,‘ Fairies Tale’, ‘Raw’, ‘ Hang on’, ‘Catch me’, ‘Fire Birds’, ‘The Elves and the Shoemaker’ " Cinder & Ella's’, ‘Dreams under my Feet , “ Sky Dance “ and Co- choreographed FF 's first early years show " Strange feathers" with Icelandic partner Bird & Bat while also choreographing "The Second Coming, "'with Mikel Murfi as director mixing Irish dancing with aerial.
Currently FF are creating 4 new shows “ Bingo Wings” collaborating with Jo Mangan from Performance Cor-operaton , a new immersive site speific show for regional Irish theatres , “ Hip H’Opera” a new middle scale outdoor aerial show with direction from Kevin Finnain from MotionHouse , “ Hatch” another early years production with Riverbank in Ireland and “Spirals” an aerial dance piece with three dancers aimed for unusual spaces .
Chantal still manages to find time to perform in many of the Fidget Feet productions continuing to tour ‘Hang On’ and will be one of the dancers in “ Spirals” and “ Bingo Wings”.
In addition to creating work, she is a strong advocate for the development of aerial work in Ireland. Running the IADF for the last 9 years and opening the new IACC in Limerick (now in its fourth year), we have secured a capital grant to build a new centre in the city the first large capital government grant for Circus in Ireland, Aim to open in 2020 The Irish National Centre for Aerial Arts . Chantal was also co-founder, chairwoman of the ISACS network (Irish Street Arts, Circus and Spectacle) for 5 years and continues to support the growth of the sector in Ireland.
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