Profile Type: Artist
NEFA Grant Recipient
Erin K. McNulty

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.

I Have Worked With

  • September 2017 to September 2018

    I performed at "A Glimpse Beyond," an annual performance festival held at Mount Auburn Cemetery, at the invitation of Zoe Dance artistic director Callie Chapman. I also rehearsed with the company during 2018 to further develop the work SCALE, which was performed as a durational improvisation during Cambridge Open Studios, Sept. 2018.

  • June 2013 to March 2018

    I have performed in three projects with the company (In Reverse in 2013, Boston Center for the Arts; Sunday in 2015, Channel/Dance; Transitional State in 2018, Dance Complex); and also performed my own solo work in several Third Life Studio Choreographer Series showcases, curated by Kelley Donovan, between 2013 and 2015.

  • August 2017

    I taught a series of experimental movement workshops for Youth Arts Arise, the Armory's program for youth ages 11-16.


  • NEFA Grantee
  • Artist

Contact Information

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Dance Artist
Physical Address: 
Boston, MA 02115
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Primary Discipline: 
Dance - Modern / Contemporary
Additional Disciplines: 
Dance - Ballet
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General Public
School Groups
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Artist (Individual)
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Arts Instruction / Lessons
Community Arts
Creation of a Work of Art (Including Commissions)
Curriculum Development
Performance / Concert / Reading
Residency - Community
Residency - In School
Workshops / Demonstrations / Master Class
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Affiliations and Accomplishments

Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music & Dance - Postgraduate Diploma, Community Dance (2015-2016)
Gaga Summer Intensive - Mark Morris Dance Center, 2017
New England Dance Fund Grantee/Alum Network
I am a NEFA Grant Recipient

I am a Touring Artist

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I am a Teaching Artist

Teaching Settings: 
Afterschool Program
Arts and Cultural Center / Venue
Community Site / Center
Private Studio
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Elementary School-age
Middle School-age
High School-age