Molly has taught classes for young people from ages 2 – 20 in Musical Theatre, Contemporary Dance, Jazz, Tap and various other styles for the past 8 years in the National Performing Arts School – NPAS Dublin in administration, directing & teaching inclusive classes for young people aged 2- 20 in Musical Theatre, Contemporary Dance, and various other styles for the past 10 years. She has taught in a variety of classes and workshops, and directing for community based organizations, primary, secondary, DEIS and ASN schools across south Dublin. She is a creative practitioner for dlr Primary Arts Programme 23/24 & 24/25. 
Molly has choreographed young people for stage and screen across many schools and organizations including, Citymoves, Stagecoach, NewPark Comprehensive School , An EU dance project “Take a Chance, Let’s Dance!” representing Ireland travelling to Venice and Istanbul and Marin Theatre Company San Francisco. NGO Barefeet Theatre in Lusaka Zambia as an Artist in Residence, delivering workshops for vulnerable children & collaborating with facilitators, creating work focused on disability inclusion.


Molly has been a wonderfully competent, empathic and enthusiastic assistant whom I could trust my practice with full heart. Her sharp mind as well as her profound curiosity with my work nourished our common process and supported my trust in her to facilitate a fruitful collaboration.
Elisabeth Schilling


“My daughters are 2 of the luckiest children to have had the pleasure of being educated in the Performing arts by such a truly wonderful talented and passionate teacher. Molly Mc Alister has a natural gift with it comes to dance. My kids would skip into her class with delighted. Their smile was infectious when they would see Molly. Her smile in return would brighten her studio. She is patient, kind and loving. She has a wonderful fan club in NPAS. All of her students from tots to teens adore her.”

Parent, NPAS

Most Recent Work:

Director, Co- Writer, Co – Producer

The National Performing Arts School- ‘ A Hero Lies in You’ 3Olympia Theatre Dublin | May 2024

Creative Artist Practitioner – Dlr Primary Arts Programme 23/24


TY Muscial – John Scottuss School – ‘Grease’ – the Mermaid Theatre Bray | May 2024



The National Performing Arts School- ‘ The Magical Mystery Museam’ Olympia Theatre Dublin | May 2023

Dance Artist in Residence & Teacher at BAREFEET Theatre Zambia | July & August 2022.
As part of EU Funded Emerging Artist International Exchange with Edinburgh Blues and Jazz Festival 2022. https://barefeettheatre.org

Dancing In Diversity | Nov 22

Irish Team Leader & Facilitator – Week long project, dance as social inclusion with groups from Spain,Greece, Lithuania & Palestine. Contact improv, Tango basics & devised Public Performance | Euroaccion Murica, Cartagena, Spain.

Cultivate Inclusion Training | Nov 2022

Inclusive performance practice training with Performance Collective Stranraer & Paragon Music.
Glasgow , UK. Attained Autism Awareness Training.

 “Molly has been a wonderful teacher to my daughters Alice Kate and Abigail. They have learned as Alex Guinnss put it ‘One does not have to force one’s voice, beetle one’s brows or clinch one’s fist to dominate an audience’.”

Catherine O’Flaherty


Lusaka Zamiba


Teaching with Barefeet Theatre – an NGO using performing arts to empower vulnerable children,teaching dance and theatre workshops for kids in an orphange and collaborating with other facilitators, all of which was accumilated in the Barefeet SPALSH Festival 2022.