KATE FINEGAN

Actor | Aerialist | Theatre Maker

ACTOR

Kate Finegan works as a theatre maker, actor and aerialist based in Dublin, Ireland. 

Kate is co-director of award-winning aerial dance theatre company FemmeBizarre. In 2019, Kate was awarded one of the Next Generation artists by The Arts Council, Ireland. Since then, she has received Circus Bursary 2020 and The Agility Award 2021 from The Arts Council, Ireland. 

Kate holds a BA in Drama Studies and Modern Irish from Trinity College Dublin and has also completed the part time professional programme for screen acting at Bow Street Academy. 

Since graduating, Kate has toured nationally/internationally with companies and directors such as Mikel Murfi, Jennifer Jennings ( THISISPOPBABY), Luxe Performance, Fidget Feet, Fíbín, Waterford Spraoi, Aerial Cirque and Fatale Events.  

As a successful voice over actor, Kate has voiced national TV and radio campaigns such as FlyeFit, ESB Networks, Enterprise Ireland, Avondale, Tusla and An Post Mobile, among many others. Kate is represented by Volcanic – booking details can be found here:  Kate is also a fluent Irish speaker and has been voicing Irish animations for TG4 since 2015.

Most notable Film & TV credits include Tarrac! (2021), Joyride (2021), Crash Scene Investigates (Virgin Media 2021), Fair City, RTÉ 2 ( Mia Murray) 2017 – 2020, and Ros na Rún TG4 ( Janice Ní Churraoin),  2014 – 2016.

Outside of theatre and acting, Kate has worked as a presenter and researcher for RTÉ Young Peoples Programming / RTÉjr & TG4. ( IMEALL, An Fear Bréige 2016 / 17 ). 

AERIALIST

KF Performance provides a range of high-end aerial performance for top quality corporate and bespoke events.

Previous aerial work includes: PRISM, Waterford Spraoi 2021, Google Christmas Party 2020, The Chinese New Year Festival 2020,  RTÉ Christmas Panto 2019,  Dance Macabre, Film Fatale RDS 2019,  ALDI Christmas Press Launch 2019.

Kate delights in providing extravagant and outstanding performances at a competitive price.

Further information can be received by emailing kfinegan@tcd.ie.

Aerial Champagne Pour
Hangabout Aerial Silks / Cocoon
Hangabout Aerial Cocoon
Aerial Champagne Pour
Outstanding Solo Aerial Performances
Outstanding Solo Aerial Performances
Tóraíocht, directed by Mikel Murfi, Black Box Theatre, Galway. 2017
Outstanding Solo Aerial Performance
Outstanding Solo Aerial Performances
PRISM 2021
Doubles Aerial Performance
PRISM 2021
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THEATRE MAKER

FemmeBizarre

FemmeBizarre was founded in 2017 by Kate Finegan and Jade O’Connor.  Their work is a multidisciplinary explosion of aerial dance, original song  composition and text presented through an absurd feminist lens.

FemmeBizarre wrapped filming this summer on their debut short film ‘Bringing Home The Bacon’, directed by Gavin Fitzgerald and shot by Colm Hogan, supported by Arts Council Project Award 2019.

Previous credits include Electric Picnic, THISISPOPBABY’s Where We Live 2018/2020,  CAGED Scene & Heard 2018, 10th Year Anniversary of Irish Aerial Dance Festival in An Grianán 2019,  TheatreClub’s Theatre Machine Turns You On,  Project Art’s Centre 2018 and 5 Lamps Festival 2020.

The full length production of CAGED directed by Jennifer Jennings was nominated Best Production & Winner of Judge’s Choice Award/Best Duo at Dublin Fringe Festival 2018. The show was proudly supported by The Arts Council Project Award.

CAGED will go on a virtual national tour in late 2021 with venues including Project Arts Centre, Everyman Cork, Solstice Arts Centre and The Town Hall Theatre, Galway. This tour is kindly supported by The Arts Council, Ireland.

FemmeBizarre are associate artists of The Solstice Theatre, Navan, Co. Meath.

FemmeBizarre are recipients of Romily Walton Masters Award 2020. They will showcase new work in 2021 at Centre Culturel de Irlandais in Paris, France in December 2021.

Online sketch work can also be found here.

CAGED 2018:
Created by Kate Finegan & Jade O’Connor with Jennifer Jennings.
Supported by The Arts Council Circus Project Award.
Assistant Director: Kim McCafferty
Producer: Carla Rogers
Lighting Design: Kevin Smith
Sound Design: Michael Stapleton
Set Design: Aine O’Hara
Photography: Josh Roxby

CONTACT KATE

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kfinegan@tcd.ie

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