Erin McNulty is a Boston-based contemporary dance artist and educator. 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 dynamism.
McNulty holds a B.S. from Boston University’s College of Communication (Magna Cum Laude); and a Postgraduate Diploma in Community Dance from Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music & Dance in London (Distinction), where she was the recipient of the Audrey Wethered Award. She has also trained at the Gaga Summer Intensive at Mark Morris Dance Center in New York.
McNulty is a company dancer with Natalie Johnson Dance, and was a principal dancer with Kairos Dance Theater from 2011-2015. She has also performed in projects with Rachel Linsky, Eliza Malecki Dance, Zoe Dance Company, Kelley Donovan & Dancers, Bethan Peters, 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, Sasso & Company, Providence College Dance Company, and Third Life Studio Choreographer Series. McNulty has also premiered two short dance films with institutional support from the City of Boston, New England Foundation for the Arts, and the Shawna Shea Memorial Foundation's Women in Film Fellowship (2018 and 2020).
A dedicated educator and community practitioner, McNulty is on dance faculty at Boston University, and a Lead Teaching Artist & Instructional Coach with Boston Ballet's Education & Community Initiatives. She is a passionate advocate for student-centered pedagogy and cultural relevancy alongside technical rigor. She has taught 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, ArtisTree Vermont, 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.