Niamh Dowling is Head of School of Performance at Rose Bruford College. She has worked extensively, internationally, as a Movement Director, leading workshops in the UK, Europe, the USA, Asia, South and Central America and Russia.
Niamh trained as a teacher of the Alexander Technique and in movement with Monika Pagneux in Paris and Ann Bogart, Nancy Topf and Eva Karczag in New York.
Movement and Performance
MA Dance and Aesthetics – Goldsmiths College, University of London
Teacher of the Alexander Technique
Systemic Constellations: Organisational Training
Principal Fellow of the Higher Education Academy
Executive of the Federation of Drama Schools
Association of Teachers of Movement Education
Network of Ensemble Theaters
Movement teaching, movement director, teacher of the Alexander Technique, teacher trainer and systemic organisational group and one to one coaching.
Editorial Board of the Routledge Theatre, Dance and Performance Training journal
External examining and assessing
MFA Movement Studies, Royal Central School of Speech and Drama (2016–2019)
BA (Hons) Physical Theatre, East 15 Acting School (2016–2019)
MFA Acting, Central School of SD, Birmingham School of Acting (2013–2016)
PhD examiner, Goldsmiths College and Trinity Laban
Current PhD supervisor, Guildhall
Current PhD supervisor, Guildhall UEL
Dowling, N., Walker, L. and Tufnell, M. (2021). Shared Discoveries. Theatre, Dance and Performance Training. Special edition on Independent Dance Movement. Routledge.
Dowling, N. and Peck, L. (2021). Mattering Language in Movement Training. Theatre, Dance and Performance Training. Routledge.
Dowling, N. (2021). Internationalisation, globalisation and innovation and its impact on the curriculum at Rose Bruford College. In: Innovations in Internationalisation at Home, 1st ed. University of Kent.
Dowling, N. (2015). Workshop presentation. In: Network of Ensemble Theaters Conference. New York.
Dowling, N. (2016). Panel Chair and workshop presentation. In: ATHE Conference. Arizona.
Dowling, N. and Peck, L. (2020). Paper and workshop: Mattering language in the practice of Niamh Dowling. In: International Theatre Performance Practice Conference. University of Kent.
Dowling, N. and Taylor, A. (Head of Quality at Rose Bruford College). (2019). Paper on the Impact of Internationalisation on the Curriculum at Rose Bruford College of Theatre and Performance. In: Innovation in Internationalisation at Home Conference. University of Kent.
Dowling, N. (2018). Movement training for the actor in training with particular reference to the principles of the Alexander Technique. In: International Forum on Actor Training and Education. Shanghai Theatre Academy.
Dowling, N. and Walker, L. (2020). Making of the Actor. In: Actor-Dancer Conference: Cultivating Presence for Performance and Teaching. [online]. Athens.
Movement as a liberatory pedagogy; systemic constellations; Alexander Technique; language and metaphor in teaching.