Molly Mc Alister is an interdisiplinary dance artist and performer from Dublin, Ireland.
Currently based in Edinburgh, Molly is a recent graduate with a First Class Honors BA in Dance and Drama with Performing Arts School Scotland and Kingston University. She holds an Honors Higher National Diploma in Dance Technique and Choreography from Bray Institute of Further Education, and both a Level 6 and Level 7 Honors CPD Diploma in Musical Theatre with the Irish College of Music Theatre.
Molly is a recipient of the DEBS Scheme for 2021/22 with Dance Base Scotland and has performed and choreographed for schools and projects across Dublin and Lisbon. The National Performing Arts School in Dublin, Marin Theatre Company, San Francisco and various creative projects, to name a few. She has taught classes in Musical Theatre, Contemporary Dance, Jazz, Tap and various other styles for the past 7 years in NPAS, as well as primary & secondary schools in South Dublin.
Her screendance works have been screened in festivals such as the Opine Dance Festival 2020- Philadelphia, USA, Lisbon Dance Platform Festival 2019, Dublin International Film Festival, The Wicklow Screen Dance Laboratory 2018/19, as well as in the Mermaid Theatre Bray and the Irish National Film School.
Molly is currently Social Media & Marketing Manager for NPAS, and has worked as Artistic and Strategic Planning Intern with New- York Based dance artist Bianca Paige Smith, on an international team building the new art platform B.Create, and running online events.
I am an interdisciplinary dance artist, choreographer and maker. I’m captivated by movement, theatre, videography, poetry, painting and visual art. I have grown up nurturing a love for dance and theatre instilling me with a curiosity and respect for all areas of the arts. I love to work collaboratively, across many fields. Sharing and community within art is something that’s very important to me. I make work for all, those who identify as creatives, and those who don’t.
My choreographic work is grounded in the exploration of themes surrounding the body, human connection and human experience, and using dance and art to challenge and question. I’m inspired by finding the beauty in everyday life. I love to make things with my hands. I create work that is multifaceted, colourful and thoughtful, with a focus on authenticity and vulnerability. I choreograph and edit screendance works, and I am continually fascinated with how much the camera can bring to movement. My work is underpinned by my core values in life – love, openness, gratitude, respect and kindness, and I try to bring these to everything thing I do. I’m a firm believer that our humanity impacts our artistry, and I strive to be an artist that honours this and makes work that pushes artistic boundaries.
Portfolio of Work
Choreography // Screendance // Projects // Collaborations
“Molly is someone you really want on your team. She is dedicated and passionate and was an asset in many areas where she was asked to support the work of Two Can Do and B. Create. She has a natural ability to speak clearly about what she is passionate about and connected to”
Bianca Paige-Smith, Two Can Do & B.Create, NYC
If interested in a CV / Reference request, a potential collaboration or just to say hi contact me here 🙂