Erin McNulty is a Boston-based contemporary dance artist, teacher, and community practitioner. Her work is deeply rooted in improvisational research, and balances vulnerability and intimacy with her own blend of physicality.
McNulty holds a B.S. (Magna Cum Laude) from Boston University’s College of Communication; and a Postgraduate Diploma (Distinction) in Community Dance from Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music & Dance in London, where she was the recipient of the 2015 Audrey Wethered Award. After growing up training at Paulette’s Ballet Studio, McNulty has since been focusing on contemporary forms and youth dance education. She studied at Trinity Laban with Lyndsey McConville, Sue Akroyd, Tom Hobden, Rahel Vonmoos, Fred Gehrig, Tony Thatcher, Zoi Dimitriou and Rosemary Brandt; and performed in the works of Bethan Peters and Will Aitchison. Recent training also includes the 2017 Gaga/Batsheva Summer Intensive at Mark Morris Dance Center in New York as well as many local classes and workshops.
McNulty was a principal dancer with Boston-based Kairos Dance Theater under the direction of DeAnna Pellecchia and Ingrid Schatz from 2011-2015, and has also performed in projects with Zoe Dance Company (2017-present), Kelley Donovan & Dancers (2013-2018) and Paula Josa Jones/Performance Works (2012). As a creator, her choreographic work has been produced by Trinity Laban, ArtBeat by Somerville Arts Council, NACHMO Boston (National Choreography Month), Salem Arts Festival, Sasso & Company, Providence College Dance Company, and Third Life Studio Choreographer Series. McNulty was also the 2018 recipient of a grant from New England Foundation for the Arts' New England Dance Fund, which she used to create a dance film with directors Chris Di Nunzio & Skip Shea.
A dedicated educator and community practitioner, Erin is currently a Lead Teaching Artist & Instructional Coach with Boston Ballet's Education & Community Initiatives. She has taught youth classes in ballet, contemporary, and improvisation/composition at such organizations as Boys & Girls Clubs of Boston, Arts at the Armory, Wilmington Dance Academy, LINX Dance Studio, and Cambridge Performance Project. She is drawn to projects where the barriers between professional dance and the communities it exists in are broken down, bringing richer cultural dialogue and appreciation for the arts and the body.