Dance Artist in Residence

Garter Lane Arts Centre and the Arts Council of Ireland (with support from Waterford City & County Council) are delighted to introduce, Choreographer/Independent Dance Artist, Dee Grant as the beneficiary of the valuable Artist in Residence Award.

The award was approved in early 2019 and supports the creation and development of a highly accessible programme of participatory dance engagements. The programme bolsters the diverse programmes in place for independent dance artists in the south east to further their professional development.

Artist in Residence

A Wexford native, Dee is no stranger to bringing professional dance to the fore, a former Artistic Director of Myriad Dance (1999-2013) in Wexford, producing numerous choreographic dance work that was shown Nationwide, including Dublin Fringe Festival and Dublin Dance Festivals to mention two. Dee is a passionate instigator, educator and dance advocate for the development of contemporary dance practice in Ireland. She has worked intensively with Arts Officers in Mayo, Carlow, Waterford, Wexford, Wicklow and Leitrim Local Authorities, developing several large-scale contemporary dance performance projects & events for professional dancers, participatory groups, youth dance companies and the learning disability sectors. Dee also lectures in Movement & Dance Studies at WIT.

You can find out more about the residency and forthcoming plans by emailing

Dee runs a rehearsal & creative space for professional dance/movement-artists, ‘Spark’, as well as several weekly classes, including Traces Dance Ensemble.

The programmes bring together members of the community with a passion for dance and movement, developing interactions and mentorships, Dee also carries out regular informal events where the attendees are encouraged and nurtured in their development.

We are excited that this December, Dee will curate as stimulating week-long series of dance events at Garter Lane Arts Centre, Jolt Dance Week & Symposium.

Jolt Dance Week & Symposium

December 3rd-6th