Erin McNulty is a Boston-based contemporary dance artist, teacher, and community practitioner. Her movement is deeply rooted in improvisational research, and balances intimacy with her own blend of physicality and choreological understanding. Often using text-based processes, McNulty's work exists where language intersects with sensory intensity.
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 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 has trained at the Gaga 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 from 2011-2015, and has also performed in projects with Rachel Linsky, Eliza Malecki Dance, Zoe Dance Company, Kelley Donovan & Dancers, and Paula Josa Jones/Performance Works. As a creator, her choreographic work has been produced by Trinity Laban, ArtBeat by Somerville Arts Council, Providence Dance Festival, Dance for World Community, NACHMO Boston, Salem Arts Festival, Natalie Johnson Dance, Sasso & Company, Providence College Dance Company, and Third Life Studio Choreographer Series. McNulty also conceived and choreographed a short dance film in 2018 with support from New England Foundation for the Arts' New England Dance Fund; and has been commissioned by the Shawna Shea Memorial Foundation's Women in Film Fellowship to direct a film in 2020, co-choreographed with NYC-based dancer Suzannah Dessau.
A dedicated educator and community practitioner, Erin is currently on dance faculty at Boston University, and 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, Roxbury Latin School, Torit Montessori School, 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 expressive body.