Creative Arts Qualifications and Training

Ariel has a particular passion for and commitment to pushing the boundaries in relation to ways in which the public and young people experience Gaelic and Irish and has pursued a very diverse career and self-directed training path to fully develop her wide range of skills.

Detailed CV available on request.


RCS/SMO - MA Gaelic Arts (Teaching & Learning) 3 Year Course.

Scottish Storytelling Centre - Storytelling Practice Development, Network Development Day


Imaginate - Making work for young audiences / working with non-professionals

Scottish Playwrights' Studio - Talkfest Training: The Value of the Local: Writing for Site Specific

London - Week-long 1-2-1 Masterclasses in 3D Sculpture & Costume Design/Making

Conflux / LUMETeatro / Legs On The Wall - Street Theatre Masterclass

Teatr Piesn Kozla - Masterclass on Ethnographical Research into Ancient Cultures

Fèisean nan Gàidheal - Level 3 Tutor Training, Sabhal Mòr Ostaig

Manhattan, New York - International Talent Development & Skill Swap - Gaelic Circus Skills Training

National Theatre of Scotland - Weeklong Gaelic Writers' Residency at Moniack Mhòr

Fèisean nan Gàidheal - Sabhal Mòr Ostaig Fèis Tutor Training Weekend

Scottish Storytelling Centre - Storytelling Practice Development, Gaelic Song in Storytelling

Sabhal Mòr Ostaig -  Writing & Grammar Skills Course


Sabhal Mòr Ostaig - Comedy Writing, Radio Drama Writing & Radio Interviewing in Gaelic


Ulster Assoc. of Youth Theatre - Skills Tap Training - Urban Arts Theatre Techniques, Devising Theatre Techniques, Approaches to Major International Collaborations & Choreography


Liverpool Lantern Company - Large Scale Creative Lantern Making for St. Spectacles

Dutch Acrobatic Pre-Convention & Convention - Weeklong Acrobalance Masterclasses & Training

Stand Up Comedy in Gaelic –
2 day workshop and performance

UK Network for the Outdoor Arts & Street Performance Bristol -
Conference & Workshops – Provocative & Popular Street Theatre, Festival Liaison, Women in Street Theatre

Kiel Acrofest, Germany - Training & Workshops, Acobalance – 2 days

Company of Wolves - Weeklong Physical Theatre & Voicework Training

Scottish Playwrights' Studio - 'Up Close' Seminars: Theatre for Very Young, Further Skills for Playwrights

Scottish Writers' Centre - Narrative Voice Types in Writing


Gappad Theatre Glasgow - Physical Theatre, Dance & Improvisation Training weekend

Stranmillis College/RTU - Improvement through Drama in the Primary School

 Play Resource - Level 3 Community Arts & Craft Training Course

 Corn Exchange / Lyric Theatre - Commedia dell'arte Makeup Techniques

 Gaelic Books Council - Scots Gaelic Writers' Conference – Workshop in    Drama  Devising    

 with Groups

 Irish Bodypainting Festival - Bodypainting & Prosthetic Application

 Bruiser Theatre Company - Brechtian & Physical Theatre Techniques

 Blue Raincoat Theatre Academy - Physical Theatre Workshop

 Ulster Assoc. of Youth Drama Conference – Workshops in Practicalities of Production for 

 Youth Theatre & Facilitation Masterclass

 The Play Resource - Community Arts and Crafts Training – Level 2 & 3

 BBC/360° Scriptwriting Fest. - Using Video Onstage, Writing Great Characters Workshops.

 Open College Network/Playhouse - Managing Community Arts Projects Course

 The Beat Initiative - 14 x Workshops in Samba Dance, Devised Contemporary Dance, Body 

 Percussion, Commedia dell'Arte, Vocalisation

 Soho, London - Circus Makeup Techniques

 An Droichead - Creative Writing Exercises as part of Irish-language Writers' Group

 Dance Resource Base/Magpie Dance - Inclusive Dance Practise & Devising

 Sabhal Mòr Ostaig, Skye - 2 week courses in Acting & Teaching Acting through Scots Gaelic

 Big Telly Theatre Company - Theatre in Funny Places Project – Training in Directing, 

 Facilitation, Devising & Performance

 The Lyric Theatre - 5 x Drama & Physical Theatre Co-Mentoring Sessions

 Rosie Pelan - Monologue Training

 Verz Art/Crescent Arts Centre - Graffiti & Spraypainting Techniques

 Cavan Arts - Large-Scale Wire-based Lantern-type Sculpture

 Orchard Theatre Co. - Advanced Clowning Workshops



Meisner Technique – 1 Week Introduction

YCNI inCREDible Drama 2 Day Wkshp– drama and creative tools for community relations, equality, diversity and related citizenship themes

New Lodge Arts - 3 x 3 hour Child Protection Training sessions

Lyric Theatre, Belfast - Audio Acting Workshop, full day wkshp

Lyric Theatre, Belfast - Acting for Camera, full day wkshp

National Theatre of Scotland - Skills for Group Drama Creation in Scots-Gaelic

Dijana Milosevic / Crescent Arts Centre - Methodologies for political theatre & exploring self awareness and the world around us

The Play Resource - Community Arts and Crafts Training – Level One

Rosie Pelan, Acting Lecturer, Queen's University, Belfast - Improvisation, Monologue Training

Art to Heart Art - Craft and Storytelling Workshops for Children

The Beat Carnival - Carnival/Samba Dance

Fringe Benefits Theatre Co. - Various weekly workshops

Yes and.. - Comedy Improvisation Training & Performance

Playhouse, Derry - My Say ICAN Conference Youth Practitioners Workshops, Joint Graffiti Panel Creation


Galway Community Circus - Aerial (Silks, Trapeze, Cocoon)

Core Theatre College - Intensive Acting & Theatre Training Course

Acrodance & Yoga Workshops - Dublin

Circus Square, Cork - Acrobalance Masterclasses

Regina Rogers School of Dance - 2 Day Ballet Master Class with Robert Gabdullin, Principal, Perm State Ballet, Russia

Colours Street Theatre, Galway - Joint artist working on street mandala Fringe Festival Fun Day Out Costume creation workshops, creating Christmas Fairy Wings and Ballgown


Kildare County Council Arts - Dance Summer School



National College of Art & Design, Dublin / Macnas - Post-Grad. Diploma in Community Arts Education with Placement with Macnas

Fatima Mansions Halloween Spectacle Project

Spraoi, Waterford - Working in a voluntary capacity on floats and pieces for the Spraoi Festival in August.

Bradóg Mural – Markets area, Dublin Worked under artist Kierán McNulty in a volunteer capacity in the painting of a mural designed with local children.

Visual Artists Ireland - Practical Drama Workshop for Visual Artist Facilitators

Plasticiens Volants/St Patrick's Festival, Dublin - Training in inflatable costume performance workshop for performance in evening show of 'The Pearl', Georges Quay, Dublin.


Spraoi & Waterford Institute of Technology - 3 Day Street Street Theatre Workshop with Natural Theatre Company

Trim Festival of Masks - 3 Day Mask Making workshop with Stephen Jon



DTE Inc. - Puppetry & Face painting – 2 day workshop



Dublin Impro Theatre - Workshops in Improvised Theatre & Theatre Sports


Guy Charleton - Stiltwalking

Spiorad Project, Inverin, Connemara - Drama Education in Irish

Clowns on the Street, Dublin Clowning – 8 week course



Sydney Theatre Sports Co. - Workshops in Improvised Theatre & Theatre Sports

SBS (Australian National Special Broadcasting Service), Sydney - Journalism Modules 1 & 2 (Ethics, Interviewing Skills, Broadcasting Technique)

Contact Me

I am available to perform at your event, deliver workshops or collaborate in event development anywhere in Ireland or Scotland.
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