Cheryl O’Dwyer

I am an experienced actor, choreographer, drama teacher, director and youth worker.  I am particularly passionate about the potential interdependence between modern drama and contemporary dance and how they create a complete art form. I believe that this can be utilised within a creative environment to help individuals explore and develop their social and political awareness and gain confidence and self awareness that will enable them to increase resilience and drive to be active citizens of change.

County: Antrim
Hair Colour: Dark Brown
Eye Colour: Hazel
Height: 5,2
Physique: curvy
Location: Belfast

I am an experienced actor, choreographer, drama teacher, director and youth worker.  I am particularly passionate about the potential interdependence between modern drama and contemporary dance and how they create a complete art form. I believe that this can be utilised within a creative environment to help individuals explore and develop their social and political awareness and gain confidence and self awareness that will enable them to increase resilience and drive to be active citizens of change.

County: Antrim
Hair Colour: Dark Brown
Eye Colour: Hazel
Height: 5,2
Physique: curvy
Location: Belfast

Skills

Dance

Singing

Choreography

Teaching

Directing

Youth work

Working with children and young people

Accents

American, Australian, Belfast (native), Cockney, English, French, German, Heightened RP, Irish, Italian, Northern Irish, RP, Scottish, Southern American, Spanish, Standard American, Standard British, Standard British English, Welsh

Professional Roles

Professional Dance, Professional Musical Theatre, Professional Screen, Professional Stage, Professional Theatre

Languages

English

Performance Training

Liverpool John Moore's University, BA (hons) in Drama Dance

Dancing to Connect with Battery Dance Co in New York

Meisner Technique

Boal Technique with Hector Arizibal

Steve Batts Contemporary Dance course

Marie Mannion Contemporary Course

Carol Moore Stanislaviskian Training

Tanztheatre (Laban)

Physical Theatre (Laban)

Contact Improvisation (Laban)

TV Experience

Date Name of Production Role Director Production Company
1994 The Vikings Freda Sean Maguire BBC
1995 Life in Early Times Jo Sean Maguire BBC
2014 Farmer Joe Milly Brian Mc Mahon Sky
1996 Home Truths Daughter unknown BBC

Film Experience

Date Name of Production Role Director Production Company
1993 Henri Finn Simon Shore BBC
1997 Titanic Town Maureen Roger Mitchell Company Pictures
2010 Tunnel Vision Woman Ciaran Haggerty Independant
2011 Your Numbers up Sarah Jonson D'Angelo Independant
2021 Go Binge or Go Home Wee Maggie Sam Nutt Cinemagic
2015 A Christmas Star Nellie Richard Elson Cinemagic
2019 Islands Apart Bridie Sam Nutt Cinemagic
2018 Grace & Goliath Wee Maggie Tony Mitchell Cinemagic
2021 Mix it Up Mum Maire Campbell Cinemagic

Theatre Experience

Date Name of Production Role Director Production Company
1995 Daisy Pulls it off Winne Irvine Richard Mills Belvoir Players
1996 - 7 The Mating Season Vanessa Richard Mills Belvoir Players
2009 Cagebirds Mistress Martin Toland Everything In Between
2010 Bar and Ger Ger Gerard Mc Cabe Pintsize Production
2017 - 2023 Epiphany Tiffany Maire Campbell For Goodness Sake Productions

TV Experience

Date: 1994
Production: The Vikings
Role: Freda
Director: Sean Maguire
Production Company: BBC
Date: 1995
Production: Life in Early Times
Role: Jo
Director: Sean Maguire
Production Company: BBC
Date: 2014
Production: Farmer Joe
Role: Milly
Director: Brian Mc Mahon
Production Company: Sky
Date: 1996
Production: Home Truths
Role: Daughter
Director: unknown
Production Company: BBC

Film Experience

Date: 1993
Production: Henri
Role: Finn
Director: Simon Shore
Production Company: BBC
Date: 1997
Production: Titanic Town
Role: Maureen
Director: Roger Mitchell
Production Company: Company Pictures
Date: 2010
Production: Tunnel Vision
Role: Woman
Director: Ciaran Haggerty
Production Company: Independant
Date: 2011
Production: Your Numbers up
Role: Sarah
Director: Jonson D'Angelo
Production Company: Independant
Date: 2021
Production: Go Binge or Go Home
Role: Wee Maggie
Director: Sam Nutt
Production Company: Cinemagic
Date: 2015
Production: A Christmas Star
Role: Nellie
Director: Richard Elson
Production Company: Cinemagic
Date: 2019
Production: Islands Apart
Role: Bridie
Director: Sam Nutt
Production Company: Cinemagic
Date: 2018
Production: Grace & Goliath
Role: Wee Maggie
Director: Tony Mitchell
Production Company: Cinemagic
Date: 2021
Production: Mix it Up
Role: Mum
Director: Maire Campbell
Production Company: Cinemagic

Theatre Experience

Date: 1995
Production: Daisy Pulls it off
Role: Winne Irvine
Director: Richard Mills
Production Company: Belvoir Players
Date: 1996 - 7
Production: The Mating Season
Role: Vanessa
Director: Richard Mills
Production Company: Belvoir Players
Date: 2009
Production: Cagebirds
Role: Mistress
Director: Martin Toland
Production Company: Everything In Between
Date: 2010
Production: Bar and Ger
Role: Ger
Director: Gerard Mc Cabe
Production Company: Pintsize Production
Date: 2017 - 2023
Production: Epiphany
Role: Tiffany
Director: Maire Campbell
Production Company: For Goodness Sake Productions