Monica Muñoz

Monica Muñoz is a dance artist originally from Barcelona and based in Dublin since 2014.

She graduated at the Folkwang University of the Arts in Essen/Germany and completed an MA in Dance Education from the Frankfurt University of Performing Arts.

As a dancer she has worked for over 25 years throughout Europe and performed across the globe with choreographers and companies such as: Rui Horta, Helgue Musial, Cie Toula Limnaios, Joachim Schloemer, Cie Drift, Konstantinos Rigos, Irina Pauls, Tabea Martin and Public in Private among many others and she was a long standing member of the  Tanztheater Heidelberg-Freiburg. Monica was voted ‘’Young dancer to watch” by the magazine Ballet International/Tanz Aktuell in 2002.   

 

In Ireland, she has collaborated frequently with CoisCéim Dance Theatre as dancer, teacher and assistant. For the past years she has focused on creating dance experiences for and with young audiences. Her dance piece Princesses Can Be Pirates, toured nationally to 12 venues supported by the Arts Council, and internationally supported by Culture Ireland.

 

In 2021 Monica was commissioned by Tipperary Dance Festival to create a new pop-up dance work for school audiences UP-CLOSE. Recent works include: YPCE Dance Commission Award in association with Draíocht to create a dance piece inspired by children from Dublin 15 and Fall and Float a dance piece for audience 4 +. She was  the third John Coolahan Early Years Artist in Residence at The Ark, Dublin.

 

Along her choreographic work she facilitates dance in education and community settings such as: BA of Contemporary Dance at the University of Limerick, Creative Schools Programme, Dance Ireland, CoisCéim Dance Theatre and Dance Theatre of Ireland.